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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 list of species profile pages created by the USA-NPN please return to the Species Search page.

Two of our partners have made a series of phenophase photo guides not shown here. Check out the New York Phenology Project (NYPP) phenophase photo guides and the California Phenology Project (CPP) ones.

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
ocotillo Fouquieria splendens USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Fouqueira splendens
common lilac Syringa vulgaris USA-NPN : Syringa vulgaris
Ashe's juniper Juniperus ashei USA-NPN Pollen Trackers Campaign: Juniperus ashei
American witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana Earthwise Aware: Hamamelis virginiana
common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalists: Rhamnus cathartica
white oak Quercus alba USA-NPN Quercus Quest Campaign: Quercus alba
northern red oak Quercus rubra Earthwise Aware: Quercus rubra
creosote bush Larrea tridentata USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Larrea tridentata
blue paloverde Parkinsonia florida USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Parkinsonia florida
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalists: Centaurea stoebe
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalists: Cirsium arvense
tufted evening primrose Oenothera cespitosa Reid Park Zoo: Oenothera cespitosa
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica USA-NPN Pesky Plant Trackers Campaign: Fallopia japonica
scarlet globemallow Sphaeralcea coccinea USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Sphaeralcea coccinea
painted trillium Trillium undulatum Trillium undulatum
butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Reid Park Zoo: Asclepias tuberosa
saguaro Carnegiea gigantea USA-NPN Flowers for Bats Campaign: Carnegiea gigantea
saguaro Carnegiea gigantea The Desert Lab at Tumamoc Hill: Carnegiea gigantea
eastern tent caterpillar Malacosoma americanum USA-NPN Pest Patrol Campaign: Malacosoma americanum