Backyard Observers

Can you tell the difference between the pictures of milkweed below?

If you answered 'Yes,' then you've got what it takes to be a Backyard Observer!

Anyone can join.

You probably have everything you need to start observing in your hand right now! If you have a smartphone, you're ready to join over 100 Hoosier citizen scientists in collecting phenological data.

Don't have a smartphone? Good news! All you need is a pencil and the ability to print documents. Even if you don't have a printer or computer at home, most libraries offer this service for free or a very small fee!