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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.
bald cypress Taxodium distichum Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Taxodium distichum
velvet mesquite Prosopis velutina USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Prosopis velutina
monarch Danaus plexippus Reid Park Zoo: Danaus plexippus
rubber rabbitbrush Ericameria nauseosa Capitol Reef National Park: Ericameria nauseosa
jojoba Simmondsia chinensis USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Simmondsia chinensis
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica USA-NPN Shady Invaders Campaign: Lonicera tatarica
catclaw acacia Senegalia greggii USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Senegalia greggii
vine maple Acer circinatum Oregon Season Tracker: Acer circinatum
rush-desert-milkweed Asclepias subulata Desert Botanical Garden: Asclepias subulata
rush-desert-milkweed Asclepias subulata Reid Park Zoo: Asclepias subulata
desert willow Chilopsis linearis USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Chilopsis linearis
California brittlebush Encelia californica University of Southern California: Encelia californica
Texas barometer bush Leucophyllum frutescens USA-NPN Tucson Phenology Trail: Leucophyllum frutescens
northern spicebush Lindera benzoin USA-NPN Shady Invaders Campaign: Lindera benzoin
wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa Reid Park Zoo: Monarda fistulosa
Santa Rita pricklypear Opuntia santa-rita USA-NPN: Opuntia santa-rita
firecracker penstemon Penstemon eatonii Reid Park Zoo: Penstemon eatonii
Parry's beardtongue Penstemon parryi Reid Park Zoo: Penstemon parryi
Fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii Capitol Reef National Park: Populus fremontii