USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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Get Organized To Go Outside

To make your phenology observations you will need the following items:

  • Phenophase definitions and instructions: Check the profile page for each of your selected plant and animal species to see the list of phenophases for those species and instructions on how to recognize them.
  • Datasheets, clipboard, pencil: You can download and print a datasheet for each plant or animal from the profile page for that species, or generate a personalized datasheet packet from your Observation Deck. More...
  • Mobile Apps: Download our Nature's Notebook app for Apple or Android devices and make paperless observations.
  • Binoculars are optional, they are helpful for observing animals as well as phenophases in tall trees

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