March 2, 2024


9:30 am - 11:30 pm



CItizen Science Saturday: Budburst Training

Budburst is a national network of citizen scientists monitoring plants as the seasons change. Participants make observations of the timing of plant life cycle events (phenophases) such as leafing, flowering, and fruiting, as well as leaf color and senescence. These observations are used to better understand how plant species and ecosystems respond to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.

Sea level rise and climate change are impacting coastal marshes. Changes to the duration and height of tidal flooding, as well as precipitation and air, water and soil temperatures impact plant growth and physiology. The Winyah Saltmarsh Monitors project will document changes in the structure and phenology of saltmarsh and marsh edge plant communities in the Winyah Bay watershed area. 

Please register at prior to the training.