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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
bumblebee Bombus spp. Reid Park Zoo: Bombus spp. https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Bombus-spp._PhotoGuide-RPZ.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
monarch Danaus plexippus Reid Park Zoo: Danaus plexippus https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Danaus-plexippus_PhotoGuide-RPZ.pdf
rubber rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa Capitol Reef National Park: Ericameria nauseosa https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Ericameria-nauseosa_PhotoGuide-NPS.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
catclaw acacia Senegalia greggii USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Senegalia greggii https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Senegalia-greggii_PhotoGuide-NCO.pdf
vine maple Acer circinatum Oregon Season Tracker: Acer circinatum https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Acer-circinatum_PhotoGuide-OST.pdf
rush-desert-milkweed Asclepias subulata Desert Botanical Garden: Asclepias subulata https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Asclepias-subulata_PhotoGuide-DesertBG.pdf
rush-desert-milkweed Asclepias subulata Reid Park Zoo: Asclepias subulata https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Asclepias-subulata_PhotoGuide-RPZ.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
wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa Reid Park Zoo: Monarda fistulosa https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Monarda-fistulosa_PhotoGuide-RPZ.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
firecracker penstemon Penstemon eatonii Reid Park Zoo: Penstemon eatonii https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Penstemon-eatonii_PhotoGuide-RPZ.pdf
Parry's beardtongue Penstemon parryi Reid Park Zoo: Penstemon parryi https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Penstemon-parryi_PhotoGuide-RPZ.pdf
Fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii Capitol Reef National Park: Populus fremontii https://www.usanpn.org/files/nn/photoguides/Populus-fremontii_PhotoGuide-NPS.pdf

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