Nature's Calendar Blog

  • Recording autumn phenology: An analysis of 2019 records

    By Lorienne Whittle, 11/09/2020
    Field maple leaves turning from green to yellow

    We share our analysis of your autumn 2019 records. Find out how autumn was progressing this time last year.

     

     

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  • Latest State of the UK Climate report reveals increasing impact of climate change

    By Lorienne Whittle, 31/07/2020
    Hawthorn leaves starting to grow

    The latest State of the UK Climate report reveals that 2019 was a year that broke multiple records for temperatures in the UK. The report also includes a phenology section in which Nature’s Calendar records show the impact of the weather and climate on wildlife.

     

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  • Autumn - the forgotten season?

    By Lorienne Whittle, 07/07/2020
    Dormouse

    Climate change is threatening the seasons as we know them. With your help we can examine the timing of natural events in autumn, and how any changes impact our wildlife. Discover what our results showed last autumn and how you can help track autumn 2020.

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  • Recording wildlife through the summer

    By Lorienne Whittle, 14/06/2020

    Late spring sees more subtle changes and here we highlight a few of the less well recorded phenology events you've tracked over the last month.

    The beginning of June brings the meteorological summer while summer solstice, the astronomical start of summer, falls on 20 June this year. As spring slips into summer we look at plants and animal activities you can record with Nature's Calendar over the next few months. 

     

     

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  • Taking time for wildlife during lockdown

    By Lorienne Whittle, 13/05/2020

    Busy blue tits having been nesting, butterflies are a flutter, bees buzzing and beautiful bluebells have flowered. The colour of towns, cities and the countryside have changed as nature creates a feast for the senses through spring. 

    While we've mostly watched spring unfold from our homes and gardens this year, many have relished taking the time to slow down, connect with nature and spot the signs of the changing seasons. 

    Here we look back over spring and share some of the wonderful photos sent in by our recorders.  

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