Profound moments in nature such as a plant bursting into bloom or a moth emerging from its cocoon, are known as 'phenological' events. The naturalists here at the Preserve have been observing and recording these and other naturally occurring events such as mating habits, blooming and migration patterns, and weather, land, and habitat transformation for over 100 years. Partnering with IBM, we have mapped 100 of the more than 1,400 species of flora and fauna that inhabit the Preserve to these special events in an interactive timeline for your further explorations of nature both in and out of the classroom.
This interactive almanac provides a timeline of one year at the Mohonk Preserve, segmented by week. Weather data, events, and records of plant and animal observations are based on the natural history records of the Preserve’s Daniel Smiley Research Center.