Late Bloomers

A Far North Phenology Network Citizen Science Project

Have you ever seen wild rose or cranberry species flowering late in the fall, and you think, "Little flower, why are you doing that? Don't you know the snow is coming??" All woody plants in the boreal forest and arctic tundra pre-form their buds for the next year, and we think that these late blooming flowers might be a key to unlocking a mystery in the relationship between a changing climate and plant phenology.

You are invited to join University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Connecticut researchers and volunteers around the state in exciting new research.