With all the different colors, it might look like fall. But this is a spring picture taken at the University of Michigan Biological Station in May of last year. Note the yellowish color of the new leaves as they unfold. … Continue reading
Spring leaves start emerging at Bartlett Forest in New Hampshire.
Spring is in the air. And for deciduous trees, spring means putting out new green leaves. Scientists still can’t predict with absolute accuracy the date that little green buds appear on trees, but they’ve figured out some of the things … Continue reading
We at Season Spotter hope your 2016 unfolds graciously. Best wishes for the new year!
Tree leaves are unfurling earlier with increasing temperatures, but this tendency is slowing down. That was the message of an article that came out recently in the high-profile science journal Nature called “Declining global warming effects on the phenology of … Continue reading
Following my last post, I’d like to continue on the theme of why deciduous tree phenology is different from place to place. Last time, I discussed how phenology might be different over relatively small distances, like hundreds of feet, between … Continue reading