Nature's Calendar Blog

  • Autumn - the forgotten season?

    By Lorienne Whittle, 07/07/2020

    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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  • Recording for Nature's Calendar during the coronavirus pandemic - latest advice

    By Judith Garforth, 20/03/2020
    7 spot ladybird sat on a leaf

    The Nature’s Calendar citizen science project will continue to run during the coronavirus pandemic, but please only record at home. Find out what you can record from the view from your window or in your garden. Please do not feel obliged to continue recording at this difficult time. No one will be letting us by down by not recording.

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  • When do wood anemones start flowering?

    By Judith Garforth, 09/03/2020

    Wood anemone flowers are beautiful, symbolic and ancient woodland indicators. One of the earliest spring blooms, their flowering time has been recorded for hundreds of years. Here’s a summary of what we already know about their phenology, but we need your help to continue this important biological record into the next decade and beyond. 

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