Signs of the Seasons Field Guide

Table of Contents


Quick-Start Guide

About this Field Guide

Step-by-Step Guide for How to Observe

Safety First!

  1. Select a Site
  2. Select Plant and Animal Species to Observe
  3. Select Individual Plants
  4. Mark Your Site and Individual Plants
  5. How to Observe
  6. Record Your Observations in the Field
  7. Register with Nature’s Notebook Online


Appendix A. A Complete Example for Making and Recording Plant and Animal Observations

Appendix B. Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix C. Glossary

Note: This field guide includes a glossary in Appendix C. Words included in the glossary are linked when they first appear in the text.

Phenophase Definitions and Datasheets

Signs of the Season’s Field Guide is adapted from Nature’s Notebook, USA National Phenology Network.

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