Amanda Wanlass

Amanda Wanlass

Executive Director of Indiana Phenology

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Published on Dec 02, 2021

Project update: December 2nd, 2021

I was finally able to deliver some of the signs we created with the funds we raised last December. Don't they look great? Special thanks to our intern Sirena Rowe for her work on the plant ID signs...

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Published on Dec 07, 2020

One way we utilize the data collected by our dedicated citizen scientists is to share some of that data in a monthly newsletter.

One way we utilize the data collected by our dedicated citizen scientists is to share some of that data in a monthly newsletter.Each month we share highlights of phenological happenings from the pr...

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Published on Dec 01, 2020

From Season to Season

One thing that makes our project different from other plant observation projects is that we observe the same individual plants each time as opposed to reporting incidental sightings of interesting ...

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Published on Dec 06, 2020

The early flowering of plants such as forsythia, herald the start of spring. It's surprising when you see these plants flowering at other points in the year. How often does this happen and what environmental conditions are the drivers of a second flu...

The early flowering of plants such as forsythia, herald the start of spring. It's surprising when you see these plants flowering at other points in the year. How often does this happen and what env...

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Published on Dec 04, 2020

The Power of Negative Data

Not only do we record when we see the flowers blooming, we also record when we don't see flowers. The pink bands in this chart indicate instances one or more open flowers were observed. Gray bands ...

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Published on Dec 02, 2020

I find the studying of plant phenology to be endlessly fascinating. Have you ever wondered about how a tree loses its leaves? Does it lose them all at once or over a period of days or weeks? And which leaves fall first: the ones at the top or the o...

I find the studying of plant phenology to be endlessly fascinating. Have you ever wondered about how a tree loses its leaves? Does it lose them all at once or over a period of days or weeks? And wh...

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Published on Nov 30, 2020

Climate change has been advancing the start of spring in the US. While earlier springs are great for people who dislike the cold of winter, they put plants that leaf out early at higher risk of damage due to late freeze events. 

Climate change has been advancing the start of spring in the US. While earlier springs are great for people who dislike the cold of winter, they put plants that leaf out early at higher risk of dam...

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Published on Nov 24, 2020

Our goal is to have active observers monitoring phenology in every county in Indiana. We currently have observers in 24 counties. We want to create up to three new public sites to increase our coverage.

Our goal is to have active observers monitoring phenology in every county in Indiana. We currently have observers in 24 counties. We want to create up to three new public sites to increase our cove...

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