The Appalachian Mountain Club is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help observe and record alpine plants around the Northeast.
The Alpine Flower Watch enlists hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to track seasonal plant trends and contribute to a database to help provide information on the health of mountain environments.
The AMC is collecting information on six alpine plant species and will train volunteers.
Volunteers will collect data from alpine areas throughout the Northeast, including the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont, Maine’s Katahdin Range, and the Adirondacks of New York.
Much of the observation will be during Alpine Flower Watch Week, June 10-18, but will continue through August.