Phenology is embedded in human folklore and culture but it is also a science--a science of the relationships between biological events and environmental changes, chiefly those of season and weather. As a science phenology is closely related to ecology, physiology, meteorology and genetics. Agriculture, forestry and game management are among the applied sciences that depend heavily on phenological knowledge.
Stearns, F. 1969. Phenology - the layman's science. Field Station Bulletin 2(2): 6-7.