Seasonal reports

Our seasonal reports are based on your records.

Can you remember what the weather was like this time last year and how plants and animal were responding? Did snowdrops flower earlier than usual last spring and did the trees hold onto their leaves for longer than usual in the autumn?

Our seasonal reports help to answer these questions.

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  • 2022

    • Autumn 2022

      The Nature's Calendar autumn 2022 recording season will be remembered for the record-breaking temperatures during the heatwave in July and bountiful yields of conkers and beech nuts later in the year.

    • Spring 2022

      2022 will be remembered as an exceptional year for many reasons. Thinking back to spring, we had some record-breaking data from you with some events occurring earlier than ever before.

  • 2020

    • Spring 2020

      Your records show that 2020 was an early year in terms of spring’s seasonal changes. Similarly to during 2019, wildlife reacted to the warm weather in the first half of the year, and the vast majority of the Nature’s Calendar spring events were early compared to 2001*. Some occurred earlier than we’ve ever recorded before in this annual Nature’s Calendar analysis of spring phenology.

  • 2019

    • Spring 2019

      Your records show that 2019 was an early year in terms of spring’s seasonal changes. Wildlife reacted to the mild overall, but highly changeable, weather. When compared to 2001* all but one of the Nature’s Calendar spring events were early, many considerably so. Noticeably, unusual February weather resulted in a flurry of activity; insects and amphibians emerged, frogs and many birds began to breed and plants flourished.


  • 2018

    • Autumn 2018

      Autumn 2018 was a largely warm season, especially July. The UK average date for each species and event in autumn 2018 was compared to the UK average date in the benchmark year of 2007.* There was no overall pattern to the dates in 2018; some species and events were earlier than the benchmark year, whereas others were later.

    • Spring 2018

      The mild winter and early spring wildlife activity was blasted away by the cold and snow of February and March which put a halt to most new spring wildlife sightings. From April the weather became warmer and drier and spring got started again. Overall, 58 of 78 events were early compared to 2001. Five were the same and 15 were late. This may seem strange as the extreme cold of relatively short periods during February and March may have skewed our perception of how cold the spring was overall.

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