UPDATED (08/29/13): YNS Mount Rainier Trip!
It is finally time for another YNS expedition! And after a long and empty summer, we are happy to announce that we will be taking a trip to Mount Rainier National Park
at the end of this month!This trip will be done in partnership with MeadoWatch
— a citizen science project that seeks to understand the impacts of climate change on wildflowers. Specifically, we will be helping with a project that looks at changes in wildflower phenology
by taking date-stamped, geo-tagged photos of wildflowers at different phenophases (budding, flowering, fruiting or releasing seed) within Mt. Rainier National Park. More details about the project can be found here
Please get this dates into your calendars and sign up for carpools ASAP! Details can be found below:
YNS expedition to Mount Rainier
When: Saturday (August 31st, 2013) from 8:00am-6:00pm
Where: Mount Rainier National Park.
On the day of the trip we will meet at 8:00am in the parking lot of the Burke Museum. Here we will split into separate vehicles and make sure everyone has directions to the locations we will be visiting.
SIGN UP FOR CARPOOLS HERE:
More about the MeadoWatch project:
The project runs through iNaturalist so anyone that has a smart phone should install the iNaturalist app available for iphones here and android phones here. You can sign up for an account either through the app or on their website. The project is here: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/meadowatch You do not need cell phone service to use the app, the photos will be uploaded to the iNaturalist server once service is available again.
This will be a full day trip. Please pack a lunch and maybe bring a snack for the way home! Hiking boots, cell phones or cameras capable of taking geotagged photos, and binoculars are encouraged.
Hope to see you all there!