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Signs of the Seasons - Common Loon phenology

Signs of the Seasons is a Local Phenology Program that is using Nature's Notebook to observe phenology of a suite of focal species. They started using NPN protocols to document Common Loon phenology in 2016.

2017 Nature's Notebook Active Group Survey

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When you complete the survey you will receive a FREE downloadable template to advertise your Local Phenology Program. 

You will also be entered to win a "SWAG Bag" of Nature's Notebook and USA-NPN Gear, a $50 value! 


 

Topic ideas for Local Phenology Leader Monthly Calls

Interested in learning from your colleagues applying Nature's Notebook in the field? Have some good ideas to share with our community about how you are managing people who are collecting the data? Suggest a discussion topic for us to tackle on our monthly Local Phenology Leader meetings. 

Spring Onset Advancing Across NPS

Spring has already advanced in three-quarters of the 276 parks examined, and half of the parks are experiencing an "extreme" early spring that exceeds 95% of historical conditions as measured by first leaf index and/or first bloom index from indicator plant species.

Blooming in cold air pools

Assessed bloom phenology in cold air pools as part of determining their potential as climate refugia.

Impacts of climate change on cottonwoods

Are hotter/earlier spring temperatures speeding up historic seed dispersal trends.

FIRST FROST IS LATE ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY

In a new article from the Associated Press, Weather Underground reports that 25% fewer states have had a freeze so far this fall than in normal years. A shorter freeze season means longer allergy season, longer mosquito and tick season, longer agricultural pest season, and cascading effects on plant and animal interactions.

Date: 
10/27/2017

Phenology for Master Naturalists

Phenology is the cornerstone of any ecosystem. Having an understanding of local species' phenology and why it is important to big and small picture research helps Master Naturalists understand seasonal and climatic changes through time. 

Date: 
Wed, 02/15/2017
Number of Participants: 
23
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First blog post

Hi Central Arizona Phenology Trail folks!

This site allows our phenomenal phenologists to share discoveries with one another. Is there something exciting happening along your trail? Have you learned something recently that you think others would find helpful? Do you have an exceptional photo of a phenophase that you’d like to share? This is the place to do just that and more!

 

Swainson hawk returns

I spotted my first Swainson hawk in Chino Valley on February 16, 2017. This is 6 weeks earlier than the first ones  I spotted last year. These amazing hawks winter in the South American Pampas of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil and return to the North American grasslands for the summer season.

Test Blog for Wil!

Dear CAPT Community,

I thought that I would try out the blog that Edessa set up for us.  The inset image is a photo of a Cedar Waxwing that had unfortunately hit our new windows, but I took the opportunity to get some up close photos of this beautiful bird.  What birds have you noticed entering the area as winter begins to wain?

Manzanita flowers and Nectar robbers

No photo to share, but couldn’t help but notice that the manzanita flowers (Nascient inflorescences sp?) that are waking up to complete their development have holes in the sides to indicate the Nectar robbers are waking up as well. I think that I have saved this on my desktop for easy access. This looks like … Continue reading Manzanita flowers and Nectar robbers

Pinyon Needle Scale

Have you wondered what those little bumps are on the pinyon pine needles? Well, here is your answer!

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2017 ANROSP Talk - Local Phenology Leader Course: Kicking it up a notch

Local Phenology Leaders: Creating successful natural resource volunteers through citizen science

 

Natural resource organizations seek to connect the public with meaningful real-world experiences, related to critically important topics like climate change. Citizen science is powerful when place-based observations are made via repeated visits to view the change in plant and animal life cycles (phenology) over time.

 

Date: 
Tue, 09/19/2017
PROSE: 
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Date: 
Wed, 09/20/2017
PROSE: 
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Date: 
Wed, 09/20/2017
PROSE: 
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Date: 
Wed, 09/20/2017
PROSE: 
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Pinyon Needle Scale

Nature's Notebook Needs Assessment

Complete the needs assessment form to share with National Coordinating Office staff your ideas for a long-term Nature's Notebook monitoring program. Needs assessments help you to determine if this program is right for you, and if so, where to begin. 


 

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