As part of a larger, nationwide project, citizen scientists and staff at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California track phenology in the park, or how plants and animals change with the seasons. Studying how plant and animal behavior relates to weather and climate is not only important for managing park resources today, but also for planning for future climate changes.

Learn more about this project in this video, and also check out for more information about the other National Parks involved.

Film by Amy West, 2012

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