Type of activity

  • Fieldwork

Registration of

  • Seasonal changes in nature


  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • GPS

Phenology of the North Calotte is an initiative aimed at stimulating schools to actively take part in nature observations and registrations. Phenology is about observing temporal changes in nature and registering what happens at different seasons. Phenology data contribute to increased ecological knowledge and is also useful when studying climate changes and traditional use of nature resources.

Learning objective

Yearly gather phenological data and understand the relationship between the climate and natural cycles. To contribute to a phenology database for a larger region for use to examine regional as well as temporal differences in phenological events.

The data contributed by participants are available on the results section of this project and can be used for comparisons across years and regions.

Gymnasium 1
The forest, Poljarnie Zori (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2016-08-20 Ripening cowberry
2016-06-18 Flowering cowberry
2016-04-04 First observation snow bunting
2016-08-07 Ripening dwarf cornel
2016-06-19 Flowering dwarf cornel
2016-05-21 First observation arctic tern
2016-09-19 Start falling leaves rowan
2016-09-26 Becoming yellow (50%) rowan
2016-08-22 Ripening rowan
2016-07-16 Ripening cloudberry
2016-05-19 First observation willow warbler
2016-08-13 Spreading of seeds rosebay willowherb
2016-06-29 Flowering rosebay willowherb
2016-05-19 First observation bluethroat
2016-07-14 Ripening bilberry
2016-09-16 Start falling leaves downy birch
2016-08-25 Becoming yellow (50%) downy birch
Gymnasium 1
The forest, Poljarnie Zori (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2016-09-16 Start falling leaves downy birch
The Children's Creation Center
Music school, Poljarnie Zori (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2016-08-18 Ripening cowberry
2016-06-17 Flowering cowberry
2016-04-01 First observation snow bunting
2016-08-05 Ripening dwarf cornel
2016-06-17 Flowering dwarf cornel
2016-05-20 First observation arctic tern
2016-09-20 Start falling leaves rowan
2016-08-27 Becoming yellow (50%) rowan
2016-08-20 Ripening rowan
2016-05-16 First green leaves rowan
2016-06-08 Flowering rowan
2016-07-14 Ripening cloudberry
2016-05-24 Flowering cloudberry
2016-05-16 First observation willow warbler
2016-05-25 First observation common cuckoo
2016-08-12 Spreading of seeds rosebay willowherb
2016-06-27 Flowering rosebay willowherb
2016-06-10 Flowering labrador-tea
2016-05-20 First observation bluethroat
2016-07-12 Ripening bilberry
2016-05-23 Flowering bilberry
2016-09-15 Start falling leaves downy birch
2016-08-27 Becoming yellow (50%) downy birch
2016-05-27 Flowering globe flower
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Africanda school ¹1
Murmanskaya oblast, Russia
Registrations: 1 show
Last reg.: 2004-12-24
Alta oppvekstkontor
Finnmark, Norway
Registrations: 150 show
Last reg.: 2015-09-12
Alta ungdomsskole
Finnmark, Norway
Registrations: 184 show
Last reg.: 2015-05-31
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  • School N 11, Rajakoski09.11.2016
  • Vestre Jakobselv skole28.10.2016
  • School ¹20, Nickel24.09.2016
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