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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.

Lowell Elementary is a part of the OHIO Wild project. Teachers have been expressing a need for citizen science opportunities to use at their schools and/or their WILD School Sites. Nature's Notebook will give students and teachers a chance to create their own science questions and decide what data to gather from their school. The group is committed to helping students learn more about hands-on science through conservation education curriculums, and Nature's Notebook will be a serve in this process.

Lowell
OH

MacLeish Field Station collecting Fall Phenology data and would like students to be able to compare our data with other sites around the country and learn to formulate  questions that they could investigate using the data.

Whately, Massachusetts
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.

Madrone Audubon is using Nature's Notebook with the Audubon CA chapter (48 throughout the state) volunteers to monitor bird phenology on preserves statewide to detect any possible climate change drive shifts and to engage volunteers in climate change research. Our chapter is active in Paula Lane Nature Preserve and will be observing the following species: Acorn Woodpecker, Anna's Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Mourning Dove, Violet-green swallow, Dark-Eyed Junco, Cedar Waxwing.

Petaluma
CA
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
04/2016

Mahoning County Extension Phenology Garden in Canfield, OH is using Nature's Notebook to continue the data collection efforts established with the Ohio Phenology Network and to provide a mechanism within Extension for an ongoing Citizen Science Project.

Canfield
OH

Maine Audubon - Fields Pond Center in Holden, 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 our Local Phenology 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. We aim to engage volunteers and participants on how they can become involved and easily contribute to science by using Nature's Notebook.

Holden
ME
First Observation:
09/2017

Mars Hill University Arboretum and Tree Trail has a Arboretum and Tree Trail which is a fairly new resource on our Mars Hill, NC campus.  We want to get students more involved in the community, and the community more involved on campus, both centered around a citizen science project on campus. Additionally, our science department (Biology and Zoology) has a goal of giving students more practice with quantitative skills. Collecting, managing, and analyzing phenology data will provide some of that practice. These needs will be addressed by having students enter and use the data within the Nature's Notebook database.

Mars Hill
NC
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
10/2019

As part of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, we have been helping to facilitate phenology monitoring sites and programming throughout our area and build our local phenology data. At the Martin Van Buren Historic Site the primary purpose of the phenology trail will be to facilitate public engagement with phenology and the local effects of climate change in an agricultural landscape, by providing modern data that might be compared to phenology data collected in the same town in the 1830s and 1840s (during the time Martin Van Buren lived in Kinderhook).

Kinderhook
NY
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
03/2021

Mass Audubon Habitat Phenology Society in Belmont, Massachusetts is using Nature's Notebook to get the community involved in an effort to tackle climate change effects in an urban wildlife refuge. As part of our ecological management plan, we assess and monitor the well-being and state of our ecosystems, as well as manage them. With ongoing phenological data, we hope to ensure the long term health of our ecosystems, by monitoring trends and seeing how a changing climate will affect the species on site.

Belmont
MA
First Observation:
04/2019

With the drastic changes we've seen in our weather over the past two years and our ongoing drought, we feel it is important to obtain as much data as possible about how our native plants are adapting or not adapting. Master Gardeners in Tucson, AZ will be using Nature's Notebook to track and examine their phenological data.

Tucson
AZ
First Observation:
03/2021

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Phenology Trails' data collected in Nature's Notebook will be valuable in performing ecological research through partnerships and citizen science for the long-term natural resource management of the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve while providing educational opportunities for the community and contributing to broader scientific knowledge.

Scottsdale
AZ
First Observation:
12/2016

McLeod Water Park in coastal Kiln, Mississippi is using Nature's Notebook with the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail to make observations to assist in determining if there is an east-west gradient of spring plant blooms and when plants leaf out.  

Kiln
MS
First Observation:
03/2019

We are using Nature's Notebook to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to experience the process of science, which includes: synthesizing results and methods from past studies, formulating a research question, designing a study, collecting data, and disseminating results to a broader audience. Students will work in teams on a collaborative phenology project to meet course outcomes, and help contribute to the national database while doing so.

Raleigh
NC
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
09/2021

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is using Nature's Notebook with their group of college students to observe at MGCC Estaurine Education Center in Gautier, Mississippi to gather scientific data by observation to be beneficial for students, faculty, and the community.  They are a part of the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail and are using citizen science for outreach or education and collect flowering data for invasive species management.

Gautier
MI
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
05/2018

Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University is using Nature's Notebook to observe on their 28 hectare (70 acre) property in Canada with their staff, community volunteers, and students. They desire to get baseline measurements to track effects of climate change, provide data for local, regional and continental studies and encourage participation by students & community volunteers.  They will start their observations with the following locations and species: In the woodland: Douglas fir, Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder, Grand Fir, Rubus parvifolius, Rubus spectabilis, Vaccinium ovatum, Vaccinium parvifolium, Lonicera ciliosa, Achlys triphylla. In the garden: magnolia & Hamamelidaceae collections.

Qualicum Beach
British Columbia, Canada
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
12/2016

Since 2017, volunteers at Minnesota Valley NWR have tracked the phenology of deciduous trees and nectar plants that are important for migratory birds, pollinators and resident wildlife species. Observations of the timing of life cycle events of these species will shed light on potential mismatches in timing between plants and the animals that use them. The Refuge is part of a corridor of land and water stretching nearly 70 miles along the Minnesota River and hosts three sites along an urban-rural gradient. Multiple individuals of each species are monitored to allow comparison within and among sites, contribute data to the national effort to understand how seasonal activities of plants and animals are shifting, and engage volunteers in citizen science.  

First Observation:
01/2017

The project at Minnewaska is focused on outreach and engagement. There are two trails currently run by environmental education interns at the park, who hope to engage adults and children in the phenology program through public hikes and school programs. The phenology trail is a part of the New York Phenology Network. Public hikes are conducted monthly at each trail to make phenology observations and to recruit dedicated volunteers as well. An end goal of this project is to establish enough interest through public hikes and signs at the park that park patrons will be engaged in the phenology trail on their own time. One of the trails is the Beacon Hill Footpath, which is located near Lake Minnewaska at the Wildmere parking area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Species along the trail include mountain laurel, sheep laurel, red maple, black huckleberry, Eastern hemlock, hemlock woolly adelgid, sweet birch, and American witch hazel. The second trail is the Lake Maratanza Loop Road, located at the Sam’s Point area of Minnewaska. This trail includes the species red maple, mountain laurel, sheep laurel, pitch pine, American witch hazel, highbush blueberry, and common milkweed.

NY
First Observation:
03/2017

MN Zoo - SES Citizen Science team and Nature's Notebook are working together to collect data on a few key species in the habitats around the school.  Using Nature's Notebook to introduce Citizen Science to campers in the MN Zoo program and School of Environmental Studies students.  Also hope to raise awareness for how climate change is affecting the plants and animals in the area. 7-9th grade campers in the MN Zoo programs and School of Environmental Studies students (11th and 12th grade) and some staff will be collecting observations. The plan is to have SES students make observations during the school year (Spring and Fall) and Zoo campers during the summer (June - August).

First Observation:
04/2017

Mohonk Preserve is using Nature's Notebook in New Paltz, NY as a part of the New York Phenology Project. We aim to provide phenology projects as a citizen science program for our community and to compare data within our regional network.

New Paltz
NY
First Observation:
03/2014

Students are using phenology monitoring to better understand the species that are a part of their schoolyard habitat as a part of the school's environmental club at Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School.

NM
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
03/2017

Napa Solano Audubon is using Nature's Notebook with the Audubon CA chapter (48 throughout the state) volunteers to monitor bird phenology on preserves statewide to detect any possible climate change drive shifts and to engage volunteers in climate change research. This chapter is active in San Pablo Bay, CA and is observing the following: Song Sparrow – year round, Bufflehead - Winter, Western Bluebird – Year round, Tree Swallow – Summer, nests in weather head near bench, Red-tailed Hawk – Year Round.

American Canyon
CA
First Observation:
05/2016

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