Meet the Species
New York Phenology Project has selected a list of focal species that are being tracked across our partner sites. This approach is creating a robust dataset about these species across the New York region. Our partner sites range along a gradient from urban to rural, and north to south, allowing researchers to investigate the impact of both climate and urbanization on native plants and pollinators.
These focal species are common in New York State, and many are also being tracked by phenologists across the country. Each partner site has a distinct species list that overlaps as much as possible with the NYPP list, but may also have other species as well.
NYPP has created species profiles for each species that can be used by partner sites or particpating organizations for education purposes. You can click on the link below to open or download a profile. They are a work in progress and not yet complete. We are asking our volunteers to submit photos so that we can create a complete set of profiles with open access photos of each phenophase. Let us know if you have photos to submit!
Juniperus virginiana - Eastern red cedar
Open Meadow/Garden Forbs:
*Berberis thunbergii - Japanese barberry
Lonicera maackii - Amur honeysuckle
Rosa multiflora - multiflora rose
Euonymus alatus - burningbush
Lonicera morrowii - Morrow's honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica - Tatarian honeysuckle
Anax junius – common green darner
Celastrina ladon complex – spring azure
*Malacosoma americanum – eastern tent caterpillar
Nymphalis antiopa – mourning cloak
Papilio canadensis – Canadian tiger swallowtail
Pieris rapae – cabbage white
Pyrrharctia isabella – woolly bear
Vanessa atalanta – red admiral
*Xylocopa virginica – eastern carpenter bee
These highlighted species are found across rural to urban gradients, are useful in creating statewide species overlap, and have high research impact based on current accumulated data.