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Active Local Phenology Networks

Here you will find our list of Local Phenology Programs using Nature's Notebook. If a group listed has a blank entry or is missing information, they have not updated their information with our USA-NPN NCO staff in 2019.

Click here to view a map of all of our Certified Local Phenology Leaders.

If you are a Local Phenology Leader who would like to complete or update your LPPs listing, please contact groups@usanpn.org.

Harford Community College is using Nature's Notebook to acquire baseline phenophase data for their region near Bel Air, Maryland in order to conduct further phenological research.

Bel Air, MD
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
02/2017

Wickenburg Outdoor Education is working with schools and a nature preserve in Wickenburg, AZ area to establish a multi-site phenology trail that can be used by the general public and by teachers as part of their STEM curriculum by establishing the Hassayampa Phenology Trail.

Wickenburg
AZ
First Observation:
10/2018
Ghent
NY
First Observation:
12/2015

Our non-profit Huntington Beach Tree Society plants and maintains trees (at the HB Urban Forest, more than 7,000 native and CA-friendly trees and plants so far), educates the public about the benefits and importance of trees and California-friendly plants, enlarges our city's green environment (another name for plants/trees in cities) for the enjoyment and health of all people and increases habitat for urban wildlife. Nature's Notebook adds value to our efforts.

Huntington Beach
CA
First Observation:
01/2020

Three Valley Conservation Trust is using Nature's Notebook at Helen S. Ruder Preserve in Oxford, OH. Nature's Notebook is a well structured program with multiple resources to assist in starting and maintaining a quality phenology program. Our group needs a comprehensive curriculum that can relate to our diverse university and community members.

Oxford
OH
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2021

High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello, Wisconsin is using Nature's Notebook to school needs to provide structure and purpose for students’ ongoing phenology observations. Their data should will then be in a usable format for researchers, including the students themselves, who will use the data.

Montello
WI
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
10/2018

Indiana Phenology and Holliday Park are jointly sponsoring our project using Nature's Notebook to develop a network of site across Indiana to gather baseline data on phenology timing in Indiana.

Indianapolis
IN
First Observation:
09/2018

Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise is a regional leader in sustainable horticulture practices and education, and use Nature's Notebook  generated data to articulate shifts in local phenology and their implications toward landscape suitability and resilience.

Boise, Idaho
First Observation:
03/2019

Adult volunteers, largely graduates of the Tennessee Naturalist Certification Program, school groups, home school families, with nature center staff providing the support and training will contribute phenology data from Ijams Phenology Nature Center to a national database, engage volunteers, home school groups, puplic school youth, and summer day camp youth participants in citizen science. The group has seven plots they are observing in Knoxville, TN:

Secret Pond Plot
Latitude: 35.95704, Longitude: -83.86986
(from google maps – 35.957141, -83.870236)

Tree List

  • Pignut Hickory, Carya glabra
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa
  • Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubra
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
  • American Beech, Fagus gradifolia
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
  • Tulip Tree, Lirodendron

River Trail Plot
Latitude: 35.95719, Longitude: -83.86659

Tree List

  • Basswood, Tilia americana
  • Mockernut Hickory, Carya tomentosa
  • Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis
  • Spicebush, Lindera benzoin
  • White Oak, Quercus alba
  • Silverbell, Halesia tetraptera
  • Redbud, Cercis canadensis
  • Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum

Knoxville
TN
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
08/2017

Indiana Backyard Observers is using Nature's Notebook as a part of the Indiana Phenology Trail to begin a long-term local phenology monitoring program utilizing Nature's Notebook's standardized protocols and infrastructure.

Indianapolis and surrounding areas
IN
First Observation:
09/2018

Indiana Phenology is sponsoring the Indiana Phenology Network to bring together individual Indiana Backyard Observers, Local Phenology Programs (LPP’s) at partnering sites in Indiana, such as Holliday Park, and schools all using Nature’s Notebook to gather data on phenology timing in Indiana.

Various
IN
First Observation:
09/2018
Impact Statement:

2019 Impact Statement

Plant phenology is a great indicator of environmental changes. Such data is not presently readily available in Indiana. Indiana Phenology works to fill that gap by engaging people of all ages in phenology observation using Nature's Notebook, a program developed by the USA National Phenology Network.

The goal of our project is to document the leafing, flowering and fruiting of common native plants in all 92 Indiana counties. This data will help us measure the impact of environmental changes, including climate change, so that we can effectively respond and adapt. We hold workshops, create and share resources, provide training and educational opportunities, and share a monthly newsletter reporting observations from the past month.

In 2019, our first year, 19 observers made 17,823 observations at 25 sites in 11 counties. Our observers monitored 89 different species including Eastern redbud, Tuliptree, Sugar maple, Bur oak and Canadian serviceberry. We are 12% of our way to our long-term goal of having observers in every county of Indiana.

Iowa Lakeside Lab is a 111-year old field research station in NW Iowa. We believe it is the perfect place to engage the community with citizen science. Nature's Notebook offers us a platform to readily and easily encourage people to learn more about phenology and participate in the outdoors.

Milford
IA
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2021

Currently, Ironwood Tree Experience's Ecomonitoring Corps interns (high school and early college aged students) are logging phenology data on Nature's Notebook through one shared account. Upon suggestion from staff and volunteers, ITE would like to set up a longterm project to observe phenology data at two observations sites through out our urban ecosystem in order to monitor the effects of climate change on local flora and fauna. Ironwood Tree Experience uses ecomonitoring and citizen science as a means of engagement to connect youth and other members of our community to bioregional natural and cultural history and systems.

Tucson
AZ
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2021

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is using Nature's Notebook to monitor migrating bird species for approximate arrival and departure dates and monitor plant species in two different refuge locations to trace growth.

Florida
First Observation:
02/2018

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is using Nature's Notebook to allow volunteers and school program participants to record observations. They aim to teach students about season change and monitor over time and see trends as a result of climate conditions and landscape maturation.

OR
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
03/2019

James D. Kriegh Park Phenology Trail is using Nature's Notebook to offer Oro Valley residents the opportunity to learn about phenology and citizen science to help them understand how their local environment might be impacted by climate change.

Oro Valley
AZ
First Observation:
03/2021

John Muir NHS is using Nature's Notebook in Martinez, CA and we are looking for changes week to week, i.e. when the first leave buds or flowers appear etc. how fast these changes take place or not.

Martinez
CA
First Observation:
06/2012

Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, AZ is using Nature's Notebook for supporting the USFWS Flowers for Bats Campaign. Kartchner Caverns State Park provides resources for many species, including lesser-long nosed bats and understanding the availability of agave will guide resource management decisions in the future.

Benson
AZ
Partner Website:
Duluth
MN
This LPP is working with students.

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