Short note: This website is in Beta - we are currently building everything up but you can already find the apps to download and participate! Thank you and stay safe!
"Naturkalender" (Nature's Calendar) is the Austrian phenology app for interested Citizen Scientists who want to support phenology and climate protection by observing their surroundings. The focus lies in the development of certain so-called phenological indicator plants. Through community science observations of plants that start to bloom, bear fruit, or shed their leaves, or animal activities, they support the data collection of the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) and the European Phenology Database.
These observations have been recorded at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) since 1851. Since then, voluntary so-called Citizen Scientists have been supporting them all over Austria by observing nature for us. With the Nature's Calender Citizen Science app, phenology has finally arrived in the 21st century. Here you can easily record your own nature observations on the map with your smartphone all year long, be active in the nature calendar community and, at the same time, learn a lot about nature. Due to the easy handling of the app, people from all age groups can be found in the community, and a lively exchange of interesting information takes place. And best of all: with your entries, you can help scientist to better understand climate change and find solutions for the challanges it brings.