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List of Phenophase Photo Guides

The following photo guides are supplementary materials available to assist with the identification of Nature's Notebook phenophases in individual species. Many of these guides have been developed for specific regional or local efforts, such as a USA-NPN Campagin , but all have been vetted by the staff of the USA-NPN National Coordinating Office. If you would like to view the full species profile page created by the USA-NPN please return to the Species Search page.

If you'd like to create phenophase photo guides for your own project, please visit this webpage for guidelines and templates.

Common Name Genus Species Description Filename
red maple Acer rubrum Scarsdale Public Schools CHOICE Program: Acer rubrum https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Acer-rubrum_PhotoGuide-ScarsdalePS.pdf
common lilac Syringa vulgaris USA-NPN : Syringa vulgaris https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Syringa-vulgaris_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
Ashe's juniper Juniperus ashei USA-NPN Pollen Trackers Campaign: Juniperus ashei https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Juniperus-ashei_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
creosote bush Larrea tridentata USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Larrea tridentata https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Larrea-tridentata_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica USA-NPN Pesky Plant Trackers Campaign: Fallopia japonica https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Fallopia-japonica_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
scarlet globemallow Sphaeralcea coccinea USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Sphaeralcea coccinea https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Sphaeralcea-coccinea_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
saguaro Carnegiea gigantea USA-NPN Flowers for Bats Campaign: Carnegiea gigantea https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Carnegiea-gigantea_Photo_Guide-NCO.pdf
saguaro Carnegiea gigantea The Desert Lab at Tumamoc Hill: Carnegiea gigantea https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Carnegiea-gigantea_PhotoGuide-Tumamoc.pdf
eastern tent caterpillar Malacosoma americanum USA-NPN Pest Patrol Campaign: Malacosoma americanum https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Malacosoma-americanum_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
bald cypress Taxodium distichum Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Taxodium distichum https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Taxodium-distichum_PhotoGuide-LGBG.pdf
velvet mesquite Prosopis velutina USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Prosopis velutina https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Prosopis-velutina_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
jojoba Simmondsia chinensis USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Simmondsia chinensis https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Simmondsia-chinensis_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica USA-NPN Shady Invaders Campaign: Lonicera tatarica https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Lonicera-tatarica_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
vine maple Acer circinatum Oregon Season Tracker: Acer circinatum https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Acer-circinatum_PhotoGuide-OST.pdf
desert willow Chilopsis linearis USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Chilopsis linearis https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Chilopsis-linearis_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
California brittlebush Encelia californica University of Southern California: Encelia californica https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Encelia-californica_PhotoGuide-USCSeaGrant.pdf
Texas barometer bush Leucophyllum frutescens USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Leucophyllum frutescens https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Leucophyllum-frutescens_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
northern spicebush Lindera benzoin USA-NPN Shady Invaders Campaign: Lindera benzoin https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Lindera-benzoin_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
Santa Rita pricklypear Opuntia santa-rita USA-NPN: Opuntia santa-rita https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Opuntia-santa-rita_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
apple Malus spp. MSU Apple Bloom and Ripening Phenology Project: Malus spp. https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Malus-spp_PhotoGuide-MSU.pdf

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