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Expected date ranges explained: early sightings in spring 2019Judith Garforth, 31/05/2019
February this year was particularly warm, dry and sunny, and we noticed the effect of this weather on wildlife immediately as your records started to pour in and many of them were earlier than we’d usually expect. Many recorders saw a ‘This date falls outside of the expected range’ warning message as they added their records; it’s nothing to worry about – find out more.Read more View all blog posts
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