Nature's Calendar Blog

  • A year in the life of a tree

    By Judith Garforth, 29/08/2019

    The Woodland Trust has decided to follow and document a year in the life of a single tree and we'd like you to do the same. We'll be monitoring the Grantham Oak, a beautiful tree more than 400 years old, that many of us pass on our way to work. It wont be long before the leaves start to tint and we’ll notice the ripe acorns. We'll be noting the dates of these seasonal changes and more, which we'll add to the Nature's Calendar database. Look out for photos throughout the year which we'll share here, and on our social media channels. Why don't you monitor your favourite tree this year too?

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  • When to pick blackberries: it’s time to crumble!

    By Lorienne Whittle, 09/08/2019

    Have you picked your first blackberry of the year yet? Maybe even had enough for a crumble? We take a look at the records over the last 10 years to see whether your autumn crumble may become a summer dish. Your photos are included in this monthly roundup of Nature’s Calendar news.

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  • What reminds you of summer?

    By Lorienne Whittle, 15/07/2019

    June’s cold and wet weather meant less people out and about recording nature, but every cloud has a silver lining. The downpours created some unique wildlife spotting opportunities.


    Taking a look back over your observations from June, many quintessential summer shrubs such as elder and dog rose were recorded as first flowering throughout the month. We’re also thinking about the future. What else can you look for this coming summer?  

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  • Autumn 2018: what your records show

    By Judith Garforth, 27/06/2019

    The results are in! We’ve compiled and analysed all your autumn records to find out when trees tinted, birds migrated and you last cut your lawn in 2018.

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  • Oxeye daisies and baby blue tits: May news and photos

    By Judith Garforth, 20/06/2019

    Oxeye daisies, blue tit babies and the sound of the cuckoo calling – it’s been an eventful May. You’ve sent in over a thousand records this month, here are some of the highlights.

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