The recording of annual life-cycle events in plants belongs to the primordial science of Phenology. Once the hobby of committed naturalists, it has now become an important part of monitoring the advance of climate change.
Building on ideas of observation first explored in Quotidian, mapping the significant will look to activated Phenological methodologies and practices throughout the county. This will be done through the creation of a novel network of phenological observers and the installation of digital wild- sensing cameras in five sites, resulting in the creation of a limited-edition physical publication and film.
These five sites include Carton Estate, Maynooth; Soearth Farm, Kill; Lodge Bog South, Lullymore West Nature Reserve and the artist’s garden.
Further, this project will engage with records from the counties three historical Phenological sites: Carton Estate, Williamstown House and Lodge Park Walled Garden. It will also engage with Phenological researchers in TCD and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
Cameras installed in 5 x sites for a period of 12 months
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.