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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the study of the times of recurring natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate; also 'phenologist' (noun): someone who does this

    Kew provides a unique setting in which to study the phenology of flowering plants.

    Phenologists – they could be university botanists, or keen amateur gardeners, or government agencies, or schools and colleges, or just citizen scientists – have been recording the behaviour of plants, birds, insects and so on for decades.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/04/2013

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