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Phenology Friday: Peaks are in still in bloom!

Hello Northeast Alpine Naturalists,

After almost two consecutive months of rainy, dreary days, it seems we may have some sun in the forecast- which is the perfect excuse to grab your hiking buddy and head up to the alpine zone for some unhindered views. And although the famed Diapensia lapponica is no longer in bloom, there are still plenty of July blooms coating the mountaintops, for you to seek out on your next hike. Some of those include eastern mountain avens, Greenland stitchwort, and Cutler’s goldenrod. Although for the hardiest of plants, don't forget that the alpine zone hosts many different species, flowering at varying times all summer long!

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Posted on July 21, 2023 09:11 PM by hai827 hai827 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Please join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Green Mountain Club (GMC), and Baxter State Park (BSP) in documenting flowering times of plants in northeast alpine areas.

By sharing photo observations from your next hiking trip above treeline, you can contribute to ongoing phenology (timing of biological events) research. Your photos can become ...more ↓

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