Nature's Calendar Blog

  • Photos of the month: May

    By Martha Boalch, 11/06/2018

    In May 532 people sent in 2109 records this is a decrease on last month as many of the spring events have already got underway. We also received 93 photos. These are some of our favourites.

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  • What do blackbirds look like? And other blackbird facts

    By Martha Boalch, 29/05/2018

    The sleek and alert blackbird is a regular sight across the UK, it is an everyday occurrence and was third place in a vote for the nation’s favourite bird. It is an interesting and amusing bird to observe. What do you know about our blackbird?

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  • A peculiar spring

    By Martha Boalch, 22/05/2018

    Many of our recorders have noticed the impact of the cold weather earlier in the year and are now welcoming the signs of spring with a sigh of relief. Here is a collection of some of their comments.

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  • April: photos of the month

    By Martha Boalch, 11/05/2018

    You also sent lots of photos, so many that we can’t show them all. But we really enjoyed looking through them so please keep adding them with your observations.

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  • How to identify common UK grasses

    By Martha Boalch, 30/04/2018

    Grasses form the Poaceae family, their stems are generally hollow and cylindrical with swollen nodes. They have alternate leaves in two ranks and small inconspicuous flowers.

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