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Updated 05/04/2016
Presented by USA National Phenology Network
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location 1311 E. Fourth St AZ 85721 National (open to World, but focus is on US)
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Datasheets, species profiles, phenophase definitions (all freely available from, pencil/pen, optional mobile phone.

Nature's Notebook

Help scientists take the pulse of our planet!
Observe, share seasonal changes in plants and animals.

Nature's Notebook gathers information on plant and animal phenology across the U.S. to be used for decision-making on local, national and global scales to ensure the continued vitality of our environment. Scientists alone cannot collect enough data: They need your help. Join more than 6,000 other amateur naturalists across the nation in taking the pulse of our planet. Volunteers use scientifically-vetted observation guidelines, developed for over 1,000 species, to ensure data are useful to researchers and decision-makers.

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