The Phenology Clock Project is a collaborative project developed at the Environmental Health Clinic, NYU
Phenology refers to the timing and seasonality of events in the life cycles of other species such as fowering, migration, budding and seeding. There is a growing interest in the study of phenology in the context of the Anthropocene, the current geological era where humans and human technologies are the predominant force shaping environmental conditions.
The resultant clock represents time as seasonally interdependent processes. In the future we will track the changing temporal responses to natural systems by publishing annual phenological clocks of specific parks, neighborhoods, or counties.
The London Phenological Clock was made to be displayed as part of the All of This Belongs to You Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This Phenological Clock displays phenology data recorded in London from 2000-2014. The data was collected and managed by the Woodland Trust as part of its Nature’s Calendar project, run in partnership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. The data is made available on the Nature’s Calendar website, which also includes further information about species and events. Visit the website to find out how to contribute your own seasonal observations to the longest written biological records in Britain.
Rain Data provided by Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Change