Guides, Links and Handouts

Guides, Links and Handouts

Currently participating in Tree Spotters or just getting started? Below are resources to help you get acquainted with our protocols and learn about the phenology of our trees!


Training Materials

Quick Start Guide – A quick guide to get you started with Tree Spotting.

Flower Guide – A guide to the flowers for each species and a glossary of terms.

Phenology Timeline – An overview of when to expect our species’ phenological events during spring and summer (updated June 2017).

Training Presentation Slideshow – An in-depth look at everything you’ll need to know to participate.

Refresher Training Presentation Slideshow and Video – A quick review for current Tree Spotters.


Video Tutorials

Signing up for and navigating Nature’s Notebook

Entering and editing data in Nature’s Notebook

Accessing and navigating the Tree Spotters Flickr group web page

Downloading and using the Nature’s Notebook phone app


Links

Nature’s Notebook resource page – Articles and videos provided by the NPN to help you learn about phenology, make observations, and use Nature’s Notebook.


Phenophase Guides

Species-specific guides using written descriptions and pictures as aides for recording observations for each phenophase. We’re working on covering all our species, and guides will be added as they are completed.

Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

Betula nigra (River birch)

Populus deltoides (Eastern cottonwood) – female


Species Fact Sheets

Visual references and descriptions for the species you’ll be analyzing.

All species

Acer saccharum (Sugar maple)

Aesculus flava (Yellow buckeye)

Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow birch)

Betula nigra (River birch)

Carya glabra (Pignut hickory)

Carya ovata (Shagbark hickory)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Populus deltoides (Eastern cottonwood)

Quercus alba (White oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Tilia americana (American basswood)


National Phenology Network Resources

Nature’s Notebook resource page – Articles and videos provided by the NPN to help you learn about phenology, make observations, and use Nature’s Notebook.

NPN Phenophase Definition Sheets

Phenophase definitions for each of our Tree Spotters species, provided by the NPN. Refer to these sheets if you’re curious about the exact definition of each phenophase that you’ll be looking for in the field!

Acer saccharum (Sugar maple)

Aesculus flava (Yellow buckeye)

Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow birch)

Betula nigra (River birch)

Carya glabra (Pignut hickory)

Carya ovata (Shagbark hickory)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Populus deltoides (Eastern cottonwood)

Quercus alba (White oak)

Quercus rubra (Red oak)

Tilia americana (American basswood)