Project Budburst

Thanks to the folks at the National Wildlife Federation, I now have a fun science project for the spring. Project Budburst is looking for volunteers around the country to note some of the springtime events in their gardens and neighborhoods. Sadly for my native-gardening ego, there’s only one of their native flowers in my garden, but I’m doing really well on having access to forsythia and dandelions.

This looks to be easy to do whether you’re a garden blogger or not. Join in!

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3 responses to this post.

  1. It looks like they tried to include at least a couple of plants from many different areas.
    I have the symphoricarpos/snowberry and the red osier dogwood a few virginia bluebells and the eastern columbine.
    I walk the garden most mornings watching these events unfold anyway so may as well participate.
    Thanks for the information.

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  2. BTW,have you seen the Bee Spotter started at UIUC
    http://beespotter.mste.uiuc.edu/

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  3. Posted by lakechicagoshores on January 23, 2008 at 9:52 am

    No, I haven’t heard about the Bee Spotter project, but taking pictures of bees is right up my alley. When the lobelia blooms, I can spend hours watching the bees try to pollinate them.

    I’m going to have bluebells in my rain garden, but I wasn’t able to plant them in the fall. I think I’ll have to stick with the non-natives plus columbine for now!

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