Cary institute of Ecosystem Studies

Millbrook, New York

 

Organization description: 

Founded in 1983, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world’s leading independent environmental research organizations. Areas of expertise include freshwater, the ecology of infectious diseases, environmental chemistry, invasive species, and climate change.

 

Organization Goals:

  • Advance understanding about the structure and function of ecological systems.

  • Provide the scientific knowledge needed to solve environmental problems.

  • Enhance the ecological literacy of students, decision makers, and the public.

  • Train the next generation of ecologists and resource managers.

 

Phenology Project Description:

The Cary Institute Fern Glen Phenology Trail launched in Spring of 2014. The program is led by Vicky Kelly, Environmental Monitoring Program Manager at the Cary Institute. The trail is currently monitored by staff, scientists, and educators at Cary. This project is now actively recruiting community scientists, volunteer photographers, teachers and schoolgroups. Look on their events calendar for future trainings.  

 

To learn more about the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies or to get involved: 

Which species are being studied?

 

Plants

Trees and Shrubs

 

Forbs

 

Animals

Insects

 

Amphibians

  • Notophthalmus viridescens – eastern newt

 

Reptiles

  • Chrysemys picta – painted turtle

 

Birds

  • Archilochus colubris – ruby-throated hummingbird

  

Resources for this site

(for registered observers):

  • Map of the Fern Glen

  • Datasheets

  • Protocols (specific to Fern Glen)

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Community Greenways Collaborative manages the New York Phenology Project, utilizing the USA-National Phenology Network database and Nature's Notebook observation platform.