Phenology

Phenology

Phenology is the study of the timing and changes of the season.

You can keep a record on your Phenology Charts and return to Nancy Condon or “email Tom Condon“with any sightings which will be posted here or you can use our new

henology Sightings Form

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Phenology Chart

DateLocationobservationscomments
3/12Southwick Wildlife Management AreaEastern Bluebird singing
3/16General Knox Road, Russell, MASinging Tufted Titmouse 
3/17General Knox Road, Russel, MASnowdrops in bloom 
3/19Southwick Wildlife Management Area Wood Frogs active in vernal pool
3/19Wilbraham MA Spring Peepers singing
 3/29 City View BVD, Westfield, MA skunk cabbage emerging  
 3/30  General Knox Rd, Russell, MA Crocuses emerge 
 4/10  Nobleview, Russell, MA Coltsfoot in bloom 
4/12 General Knox Rd, Russell, MATrout lily leaves emerge
4/15Knightsville Dam upper road, Huntington MABlood Root in Bloom
Knightsville Dam upper roadGreater Yellow Legs
4/16Appalachian Trail south of Ice Glenn, Monterey, MATrailing Arbutus in bloom
4/23Steepletop Reservation (BNRC)Trout lily in bloom
4/23Steepletop Reservation (BNRC)Spring Beauty in bloom
4/23Steepletop Reservation (BNRC)Coltsfoot in bloom
4/24Steepletop Reservation (BNRC)Round-leaved Yellow Violet in Bloom
2/28General Knox RoadService berry in bloom
4/30Chester-Blandford State Forest
(Sanderson Brook Falls & H Newman Marsh Trail)
In Bloom:
Red Trillium
Trout Lily
Dutchman’s Britches
Squirrel Corn
Uvularia
northern white violet
round-leaved yellow violet
Hobblebush
Singing:
Blue-headed vireo
Black & White Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
4/30General Knox Road, RussellRhododendron in bloom
5/5Suffield Wildlife Management Area, Suffield CTEastern Towhee singing
5/7Mount Greylock (Jones Nose & CCC Dynamite Trails)in Bloom:
Purple Trillium
Trout Lily
Spring Beauty
Dutchman’s Britches
Blue Cohosh
Singing:
Purple Finch
5/8H Newman Marsh Trail, Chester, MAIn Bloom:
Purple Trillium
Painted Trillium
Trout Lily
Dutchman’s Britches
Squirrel Corn
Yellow round-leaved violet
Northern white violet
Dog volet
Hobblebush
In Bud:
Blue-bead Lily
Canada Mayflower
Foamflower
5/9Suffield Wildlife Management Area, Suffield CTEastern Meadowlark
5/10Suffield Wildlife Management Area, Suffield CTNorthern Mockingbird
5/12Suffield Wildlife Management Area, Suffield CTCommon Yellowthroat
5/13Knittel Conservation AreaIn Bloom:
Starflower
Blueberrry
Dog Violet
Bluets
Singing:
Ovenbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
5/18Upper Spectacle Pond, OtisIn Bloom:
Starflower
Foamflower
Golden Alexanders
Common Blue Violet
Downy Yellow Violet
Vinca
White Banberry
Singing:
Scarlet Tanager
Ovenbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

The 2022Reports

Past Phenology Reports:

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2016201520142013
201220112010 2009
2008200720062005 
2004200320022001
2000199919981997
 19961995 1994 1993