October: photographs of the month

Charlotte Armitage, 06/11/2017

During October we received an amazing 670 records from 137 recorders. There have been some great photos along with your records this month – here are a few of our favourites. Again we have loved looking at the photos that have been submitted.

Bare ash tree

A wonderful image of a bare ash tree (Angela Whittaker)

Your records in October:

  • This month we received the earliest recording of hazel first flowering since our dataset began in 2000! This was observed on the 27 October.
  • We had 26 records for bare ash trees the earliest of which was seen on the 12 October.
  • During October the average fruit score for holly was 3.2 a moderate crop.
Holly with ripe fruit

A holly with ripe fruit (Matt Davis)

Tinting oak pedunculate

A lovely old pedunculate oak (James Vasko)

Silver birch with full autumn tint

Full autumn tint of a silver birch (Graham Pickavance)

A big thank you for all your records over October regardless of whether or not you uploaded photos. Every record helps scientists discover more about the natural world’s response to climate change.

Holly with lots of fruit

A close up of holly berries (Frances Deacon)

Hazel catkins

Some very early hazel catkins (Andy Willis)

A big thank you for all your records over October regardless of whether or not you uploaded photos. Every record helps scientists discover more about the natural world’s response to climate change.

Conker breaking out of outer shell on a tree

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