Forest Flower Watch
BIG NEWS for the AMC's Mountain Watch program! We are joining a new effort called A.T. Seasons this spring! In partnership with the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the National Phenology Network (NPN) we are launching an Appalachian Trail-wide program and you can join! AMC will be monitoring our existing Mountain Watch plants and will expand our focus to include trees and animals found along the iconic Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.)!
Alpine enthusiasts know there is little alpine flora south of New Hampshire. Not to worry, while not part of the A.T. effort, AMC's historic and unique alpine flower monitoring will continue!
Some of you have been participating in Mountain Watch since the program began in 2003. AMC's Scientists will continue to utilize this now 10+ years of data moving forward.In addition, we are moving our past data into the national database that is maintained by NPN and open to other scientist to utilize.
Bring your knowledge of plants and phenology to A.T. Seasons in 2014 and contribute to this ever growing trail-side data set!
We are phasing out our previous forest flower watch program but can still accept data in 2014. Email us if you have questions!
Northern New England/NY