The mission of Mohonk Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.
Photos — Choose Your Adventure by Kate Schoonmaker; Get Into Nature by Kate Schoonmaker; New York City Spring Benefit by Gerald Liddelow; Did You Know by Robert Ruggiero; Visit by Tom Weiner; Join/Renew by June Archer; Donate by David Johnson; Event Calendar by Renee Zernitsky
Phenology Volunteer Orientation
Mohonk’s 120 years of climate records indicate that average annual temperatures are getting warmer. Help us understand the effects of climate change on native flora and fauna by monitoring seasonal plant stages, called phenophases, like bud burst, leaf emergence, flowering, fall color change, and fruit production. You will observe and document phenophases in select trees, shrubs, and spring ephemerals for a season or throughout the year and join a growing community of citizen scientists collecting phenology data worldwide. No prior research experience is necessary.
Our volunteer orientations are designed to give you all the information you need about a particular volunteer activity. It is a great opportunity to meet with the coordinator, learn about the activity, and meet other volunteers. Please feel free to attend any or all orientations.