So glad it's autumn...finally, some cooler temperatures. The leaves changing colors, the birds migrating - great stuff to be tracking! I really enjoy logging observations of the trees in my yard in Nature's Notebook using my Android phone app (we offer them for iPhones too). Makes it so much quicker!
In the USA-NPN National Coordinating Office, we're busy planning for 2013 already. We'll be hosting several campaigns this spring, and I'll share information on them as soon as they're finalized. There will be many opportunities for us to work together to engage your audiences and help you meet your monitoring goals.
We're also hard at work on a major website redesign - can't wait for it to go live early next year! Big changes will include a clear distinction between the USA-NPN side of the website and the Nature's Notebook side of things. Our intent is to markedly improve navigation and ease of finding what you need.
Our Nature's Notebook engagement and training materials continue to grow in number and improve in user-friendliness. Please let us know if you have suggestions or specific needs, we'd love to work with you to meet your needs. Were you aware we can offer web-based trainings for your group? It's maybe the second-best thing to having someone lead a training in-person... if you're interested, email me or make a request online.
What else is in this e-newsletter:
Phenology trails: What are they?
Results from your observations: Birds suffer in 2012
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