About Phenology of Place @ UVic

While continuing my study of the phenology of Native Plants, I've been wanting to create a web page / app / interface to access the database I created using native plant photos I've taken while a student at UVic over the last 5 years.

About Wendy Anthony

I started studying at UVic in 2009 in the Uni 101 program, aimed at reducing barriers for access to post-secondary education. Early in 2010, I began volunteering with the Geography Department Community Mapping Initiative, by assisting with the creation and updating of their website, and learning to code in Drupal.

I started taking part-time credit courses in Summer 2010, towards a double Major in Environmental Studies (Ethnoecology & Ethnobotany), and Geography (Mapping). I am currently considered to be a 4th year student, with only one more ES course to take (11 finished), and about 14 courses left to complete my Geography degree.

During the summer of 2014, I created a Directed Studies course to study Phenology of Place @ UVic, and developed a database for using 5 years of my photographs to document the seasonal phases of the leafing and flowering of Native Plants growing at UVic's Campus.

During the autum of 2014, I updated my skill levels based on my Directed Studies course to learn to program mobile applications, and to learn to use a sql-based database. In the process of learning to use JavaScript coding with images and image galleries, I experimented with a number of techniques, showcased in the Native Plant Field Guide App.

I am currently volunteering in the UVic Herbarium, learning to mount plant specimens, manage herbarium tasks, and develop an updated database.

Wendy's Previous Coding Experience

Note: Until completion of CSC 130 Mobile Applications course, all previous coding knowledge has been self-taught, with some assistance from mentors.

Responsive Web Design

  • 2014 (UVic CSC 130)


Database Design & Management

  • FileMakerPro 13: developed a database to import photographs, using metadata to autmoatically populate data fields (2014 - UVic ES 490 )
  • SQLite: created a BC Weather database to analyze patterns (2014 - UVic CSC 371)



  • since 2004

Drupal Content Management System



  • 2012 (UVicGeog 329)
  • Created Arc Gis Toolboxes to Automate Some Steps