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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.

We are using Nature's Notebook to engage Girl Scouts in a Citizen Science Journey online. We hope that our Girl Scouts will continue to be involved in citizen science throughout their lives.

East Haddam
CT
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
06/2021

Glacier National Park would like to formalize observations and input them into a larger database, using Nature's Notebook. With the USA-NPN's tools, they will create visualizations to be used for educational purposes. They aim to expand this program beyond the division of Interpretation to include other divisions within the park.

Saint Mary, West Glacier
MT
Partner Website:
First Observation:
10/2018

The goal of this group is to connect more community members with nature, raise awareness of phenology as a tool for measuring change, and provide a place to learn, practice and perfect making observations.

Glendale
AZ
First Observation:
02/2022
Marin
CA
First Observation:
07/2011
Moss Point
MS
First Observation:
02/2017
Grand Canyon
First Observation:
06/2013

Grassroots Ecology has established a Nature's Notebook group in order to track the observations from California Naturalist class community scientists and other volunteers of the organization who are interested in contributing to phenology projects.

Santa Clara and San Mateo County
CA
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2019

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is a part of Downeast Phenology Trail in Maine, is using Nature's Notebook to expand the geographic range of our phenology and bird migration project, which may turn into other projects as data and program develop further. We seek to inform local partners about the  importance of phenology data on their land and how they can help and contribute to their own conservation goals. Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust aims to engage volunteers and participants on how they can become involved and easily contribute to science by using Nature's Notebook.

Bucksport
ME
Partner Website:
First Observation:
07/2018

We intend to use Nature's Notebook as a gathering place for the phenological data collected so that everyone can follow the same protocols and have an organized place to store it. Additionally, Nature's Notebook helps us with providing a multitude of resources to help both new staff members and volunteers at our National Park to access the information that they need to make the project successful. Lastly, we want the data we're collecting to be accessable and useful to many other organizations and researchers and Nature's Notebook makes that easy to do.

Cherokee
NC
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
03/2012

Greensboro College is using Nature's Notebook in undergraduate ecology and environmental science courses to show our students how their observations are valuable beyond our classroom and to help teach the concepts of macro-scale ecology, citizen science, and collaborative research.

Greensboro
NC
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
03/2021

We are using Nature's Notebook to engage the community with phenological data and contribute to the National Phenology Network.

Bloomington
IN
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
02/2022

The Gulf Coast Phenology Trail is composed of the following Local Phenology Programs (LPPs):

Barataria Phenology Trail, Bayou Lafourche Phenology Trail, Bayou Sauvage NWR, Big Branch Marsh NWR, Couturie Forest Phenology Trail, Crosby Arboretum, Grand Bay NWR/NERR, McLeod Water Park, Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, USM Long Beach, USM Marine Education Center

The Gulf Coast Phenology Trail was established in 2017 to have citizen scientists observe and record phenophases in red maple, red bay, yaupon holly, and wax myrtle plants using the program, Nature's Notebook. Initially the four core plants were selected to learn if there is a east-west gradient in plants based on the seasons. The inventory of plants and animals were increased depending on the site. Beginning in 2022 the primary focus on the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail will be in Louisiana to focus on plants and seed collections based on the funding for "Time to Restore: Connecting People, Plants, and Pollinators."

Various
AL, LA, MS
Partner Website:
First Observation:
01/2017
Impact Statement:

2018 Impact Statement

The Gulf Coast Phenology Trail was established in 2017 to have citizen scientists observe and record phenophases in red maple, red bay, yaupon holly, and wax myrtle plants using the program, Nature's Notebook. Initially the four core plants were selected to learn if there is a east-west gradient in plants based on the seasons. The inventory of plants and animals were increased depending on the site.
Sites selected for the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail included primarily federal lands along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and areas in southeastern Louisiana. Using an established monitoring program such as Nature's Notebook made it easy to implement with the assistance of staff and recruited citizen scientists. Networking with Master Naturalists, Master Gardners, or Habitat Stewards helped with the recruitment and training for volunteers who needed to provide pay-back hours. The pool of potential volunteers was enlarged to include students, interns, and the interested public. Networking, one-on-one recruitment, advertisements, social media were used to increase participation.
Adding additional partners such as a community college and universities affiliated sites increased the "inventory" of core plants and the number of staff, students, and volunteer participants. Providing training classes for the interested public increased their knowledge of phenology and climate change. Students spent time out of the classroom to observe and work together in teams. Volunteers who regularly monitored "their" plants have learned about the life cycles and made connections that increased their knowledge of native plants. Anecdotally, participants stated that they look at plants with a new set of eyes and they look forward to changes or phenophases. Managers of sites wanted to know how they can share information about the program and have requested talks or written information.

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

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