Dr. Mark Schwartz sings National Anthem
Dr. Mark Schwartz sings National Anthem

Phenology researchers have "real" lives too! Some have recently been spotted out and about...just a few weeks ago, our co-founder, Dr. Mark Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sang the National Anthem at a Milwaukee Brewers game! What a voice! Then, Florida State professor, Dr. Stephanie Pau, was spotted in a Title Nine catalog, looking very stylish.

How do you spend your free time, when you're not tracking phenology or engaging others? Share with us via Facebook! And check out the other ways you can connect with others in the phenology field - the opportunities keep expanding!

Happy fall,


What's new at Nature's Notebook and USA-NPN
Upcoming Nature's Notebook


Year-end summary: Your Nature's Notebook results - Nov 18


Join us to learn what your 2014 observations reveal, and the ways scientists are using your observations. We will cover results from the 2014 Campaigns, as well as a range of other results from observers across the country. 11am Pac, 12pm Mtn (& AZ), 1pm Cen, 2pm Est


Register for the Nov 18 webinar >>


California Phenology Project: Status, Results, & Next Steps - Nov 20


The purpose of this webinar is to bring all California Phenology Project (CPP) participants and affiliates (and any other interested parties) up to date on CPP monitoring activities and results across the state. Furthermore, we would like to discuss how to better organize efforts across the expanded network in sharing approaches, techniques, tools and results. 9am Pac, 10pm Mtn (& AZ), 11pm Cen, 12pm Est


Register for the CPP webinar >>


Have you missed any of our webinars? Check out recordings, powerpoint slides, and more.

Phenology publication summaries available

You can now find short summaries of recent, high-impact publications to help you stay abreast of advances in the field of phenology on the USA-NPN Highlighted Publications tool. These summaries are intended for sharing - hopefully you'll find them useful to share with your participants, members, or friends. 


The most recent summary describes the changes researchers predict to fall phenology.


View the Tool � 

Recent happenings in the field of phenology
Recent study: Groups submit good data!

Volunteer phenologists in the Portland, OR area collected observations on plant stages using Nature's Notebook throughout the spring in 2011. These observers assessed phenological stages correctly more than 90% of the time, demonstrating that volunteers with only limited training can yield high-quality observations! Keep it up!

If you have trouble accessing this article, email me for a copy.

Especially for Local Phenology Leaders
Resources for our NWRS Partners

This week is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and we are excited to highlight the phenology monitoring programs implemented by our Refuge partners! You can see which Refuges are involved on our USFWS Phenology Network website. You can also view the resources developed for our pilot refuge, Valle de Oro NWR, including training webinars and powerpoints, phenophase photo guides, and an info sheet for teachers wishing to engage students on the Refuge. 


More ways to get involved
Upcoming meetings 
  • Citizen Science 2015 Conference. Hosted by the Citizen Science Association, San Jose, CA, Feb 11-12, 2015
  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, Dec 15-19, 2014. Consider submitting an abstract for session #2576, ""Long-range forecasts of seasonal transitions in the climate system and their relevance for management and adaptation", to be held within the Global Environmental Change Section/Focus Group (co-sponsored by Biogeosciences). 

Theresa Crimmins 
Partnerships & Outreach Coordinator
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Education Coordinator


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