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  • Explore new phenology maps on the USA-NPN Visualization Tool
    Monday, May 9, 2016

    You can now explore the USA-NPN's maps of accumulated temperature and start of spring in the Phenology Visualization Tool. See how much heat has accumulated in particular regions of the US, find out how this year's spring stacks up to previous years, and see how Nature's Notebook data compare to the date of first leaf or first bloom as estimated using the Extended Spring Indices. Learn more about these new maps or see them on the Visualization Tool

  • USA-NPN'S NATURE'S NOTEBOOK FEATURED AS A USGS TOP STORY
    Friday, April 15, 2016

    The US Geological Survey is celebrating National Citizen Science Day by recognizing the opportunities for everyday citizens to participate in efforts across the country. The USGS's Top Story recognizes USA-NPN's Nature's Notebook plant and animal phenology program as a way to celebrate citizen science and get outside this spring. 

  • THE USA-NPN 2015 ANNUAL REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE
    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Find out how we advanced science, informed decisions, and communicated and connected with the Network last year. In 2015, our observers submitted 1.7 records to the National Phenology Database, an 8% increase in records over 2014. We also saw growth in the number of active participants and Local Phenology Projects.  Read the report.

  • Call for Proposals: Phenology 2018 Conference
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    The International Society of Biometeorology Phenology Commission (ISB-PC) invites proposals from ISB members to host the next International Phenology Conference (Phenology 2018), which is scheduled to be held in the time period of 9 September-18 November in 2018. This is a major international meeting, and will be the fourth in a series (started in 2010), which attracts 100-150 scientists from around the world.

  • Watch spring unfold across the US with new gridded maps from USA-NPN
    Friday, February 19, 2016

    Has spring arrived where you live? Our new maps using the Extended Spring Index models show spring is happening early on the Pacific Northwest coast and late in parts of the Southeast and Southwest. Watch spring unfold across the country

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