Washington Square Park (WSP) is a 9.75 acre public park. WSP is one of four sites in the New York City region of the New York Phenology Project. The .. Read more park shares three calibration species with the other sites: tuliptree, red maple, and flowering dogwood. Although the WSP monitoring program is only a year old, this talk will compare phenophase data (i.e. the stage in the plant’s life cycle) for these three species across the four sites, with theexpectation that WSP’s location in a dense residential neighborhood in downtown Manhattan will impact the timing and duration of phenophases such as leaf out, flowering, and fall color. Dr, Sivera Seamans will discuss limitations of this exploratory study including the number of observations, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on monitoring, and the accuracy of data collection.
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