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Backyard Observers Coverage by County

Participating Counties

During May, observers reported on the phenology of plants in 16 Indiana counties using Nature's Notebook.

Backyard Observers monitored the presence of 11 species of animals, and reported on the phenophase status of 171 species of plants, collecting 4108 records!

Through iNaturalist, observations of plants were made in all but 2 Indiana counties (Blackford and Union) during May.

Is your county represented on the map? Sign up here for our next observer training and help us collect data on the plants and animals in your area using Nature's Notebook and iNaturalist.


  • Indiana Backyard Observer data downloaded using the USA-National Phenology Network's Phenology Observation Portal <>

  • Indiana Phenology <>

  • iNaturalist <>

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