Help us track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife near you
What effect has recent weather had on wildlife? Does climate change affect timings in nature? Join Nature’s Calendar and help scientists discover answers to these questions.
From leaf buds bursting to blackberries ripening, let us know what’s happening near you. You'll be contributing to a long biological record that dates back as far as 1736.Start recording
What we record and why
The plants, animals and fungi you can record have been selected to help us understand how nature is affected by weather and climate change.
Join in and let us know what’s happening to wildlife near you.Find out more
View our live species maps to watch the seasons unfolding across the UK.
Discover how your records are used by scientists to investigate the effects of weather and climate on wildlife.Find out more
When do bluebells flower? Your March photosLorienne Whittle, 15/04/2019
The first day of March was officially the beginning of spring this year, according to the meteorological definition. Nearly 4,000 records were submitted to Nature's Calendar over the month, each adding to our knowledge of how spring is progressing across the UK.
Bluebells have begun to flower, birds have returned from Africa to breed and butterflies have been spotted. Find out more about what has been observed in March and whether the oak and ash records are predicting a 'soak' or a 'splash' this summer.Read more View all blog posts
Date range poster
Download our new date range poster here. This handy document will help to remind you what species to look out for at different times of year.Download our phenology calendar