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Sample tile used to mark Phenology Trail sites in Tucson, Arizona. 

Image credit:
L. Barnett

Phenology Project Resources

Looking for some help with your new Local Phenology Project? We've compiled resources for you, based on what we are most frequently asked during the planning and implementation phases of designing a Local Phenology Project. 


Connect with us

We host monthly calls and an online community for Local Phenology Leaders getting started with or maintaining long-term phenology monitoring programs using Nature's Notebook

Local Phenology Leader Community of Practice »


Get Certified

Our online certification course is designed to help Local Phenology Leaders establish a long-term Nature's Notebook phenology monitoring program at a location where they work or volunteer.

Certification Course »


Train and Engage Volunteers

Visit our Host an Event page for downloadable materials you can use and edit to train participants in phenology monitoring. 

Event Resources »

Create Phenophase Photo Guides to provide a photo reference for your volunteers of life cycle stages of individual species that you are monitoring. 

Phenophase Photo Guides »

Check out our activities for all grade levels, including adults. Use them as ice breakers at meetings or as supplements to making observations outside with visitors to your site. 

Activities »

Use our logos and templates for flyers, activities, and handouts. 

Media Center »

Templates »


Use and Share Data

Get a quick snapshot of the number of phenology records per species, phenophase category, number of site visits, and active observers per month at any of our group sites.

Local Phenology Project Dashboard »

Customizable phenology calendars appear right on your Observation Deck, which is your go-to place for setting up observation sites and selecting species to monitor. Calendars can be downloaded and shared with your group members. An instructional webinar is also available. 

Phenology Calendar Guide »

The online Phenology Visualization Tool allows you to compare observations beyond your group—across sites, through time, and across species. You can also view phenology observations in the context of climate data. This tool can be a great way to demonstrate to participants how their observations compare to others in the database.

Phenology Visualization Tool »


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