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1 Training Materials Selecting Plant and Animal Species

2 2 1.Select a site 2.Select plant and animal species 3.Select individual plants 4.Mark your site and plants 5.Record your observations of animals 6.Record your observations of plants 7.Report your data online

3 3 Plants: repeat observations of the same individual plants Animals: create a checklist for your site, look and listen for all species each time you visit

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13 13 Calibration species

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17 Did you know? Why observe this species Distribution Datasheet 17

18 18 Which phenophases should I observe?

19 19 Which phenophases should I observe?

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21 Local gardening, birding, or naturalist group Cooperative extension office Local college or herbarium State or national parks Wildlife refuges Identifying plants and animals 21

22 22 Identifying plants and animals: field guides

23 Identifying plants: Internet field guides 23 eNature: Discover Life: WildObs: wildobs.com Arbor Day Foundation: Wild Flower Center: USDA PLANTS: plants.usda.gov

24 Identifying animals: Internet field guides 24 eNature: Discover Life: All About Birds: Birds of North America Online: bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/

25 25 What if I still can’t identify my plant? Herb Grass Deciduous Tree

26 26 Example datasheets

27 27 Once you have identified your plant… Make sure you have been recording the correct phenophases.

28 What if the plant or animal I want to monitor is not on the list? 28

29 29 What if the plant or animal I want to monitor is not on the list?

30 30 What if the plant or animal I want to monitor is not on the list?

31 31 What if the plant or animal I want to monitor is not on the list?

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