Building a Precious Record of Climate Change, 1 Bloom at a Time (image) University of Maryland Share Print E-Mail Caption From 1974 to 2012, researchers spent the spring, summer and early fall counting every flower in 30 plots at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, CO. The counts took two to five hours, every other day, up to five months per year. The result is an unparalleled database of more than two million blooms counted. Credit David W. Inouye Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.