Summer is a great time of year. Sunshine, summer vacations, and best of all, beautiful plants flowering and fruiting all around. June 21st is the summer solstice, the day of the year with the most hours of sun for the Northern Hemisphere.
We want to celebrate the solstice with you by learning what plants are doing in the weeks leading up to and after it. Join us by making observations of a plant near you, while on vacation, at home, or at work, during the Summer Solstice Snapshot between June and July.
It's easy. Print our Summer Solstice Snapshot flyers and hand them out to friends, colleagues, and family!
Texas bluebonnet photo courtesy of Lisa Henry, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
|Register (if you don't already have a Project BudBurst account).|
|Select a Plant. This may be a plant in your neighborhood, yard, school ground, a park, or somewhere convenient for you. You can even observe Project BudBurst plants you see on your vacation!|
|Download a Summer Solstice Snapshot Single Report Form. You can print any of these report forms and use them to record information about the plants you see.|
|Determine your plant's location. Tell us the latitude, longitude, city, state, and zip of your plant.|
|Make observations using the Single Report Form. Choose the phenophase category that best describes what your plant is doing.|
|Share your observations. This final step is very important. Your Project BudBurst investigation is not complete until you have entered your data to share your tree’s story with others. This only takes a few minutes on our web site.|