Welcome to our week-by-week (during the growing season) account of the findings in the Phenology Garden at Lake Park. This garden is tended and monitored by Coshocton County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers as part of their ongoing education and training, as well as, gathering and entering data for both the OSU Bee Lab and the Ohio Phenology Calendar.
|March 18||March 25||April 1||April 8||April 15||April 22||April 29|
|May 6||May 13||May 20||May 27||June 3||June 10||June 17|
|June 24||July 1||July 8||July 15||July 22||July 29||August 5|
|August 12||August 19||August 26|
What is Phenology?
The study of recurring, seasonal biological events and their relation to weather. Examples of such phenological events include bird migration, autumn leaf color, insect emergence, and budburst.
How Do We Use Phenology?
Phenology is one of the oldest sciences. Hunter-gather societies use the knowledge of seasonal events to plan when fruits and berries ripen and to predict when animals migrate for hunting.
We can use phenology to study climate change by documenting the start of spring and fall over the decades. We also use plant phenology to help predict pest emergence because both plant and insect development is temperature-dependent. Phenology can also helps us to design gardens with season-long interest.
Learn more at go.osu.edu/phenology
The Pollinator Phenology Research in Coshocton County