BBEMA is pleased to be the official Prince Edward Island coordinator for PlantWatch:

PlantWatch is part of a national NatureWatch series of volunteer monitoring programs designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment. A joint venture between the Nature Canada and Environment Canada, PlantWatch partners include representatives from each province and territory to encourage Canadians of all ages to get involved in helping scientists discover how, and more importantly why, our natural environment is changing.

The PlantWatch program enables “citizen scientists” to get involved by recording flowering times for selected plant species and reporting these dates to researchers through the Internet or by mail. When you submit your data electronically, it’s added instantly to Web maps showing bloom dates across Canada, so your observations make a difference right away!

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