January: photographs of the month
Charlotte Armitage , 08/02/2018
During January we received over 100 photographs, which is the most since we added the photo tool. We really enjoyed looking through your lovely images and the decision to choose our favourites has been extremely difficult. Thanks, too, to everyone that has recorded this month. We’ve had 698 records from 397 of you.
We have had 226 records of snowdrops first flowering. A true sign that spring is on the way.
We have had some extremely early insect sightings which include 4 ladybird records and 11 butterfly records of varying species. This could be due to the mild temperatures we have experienced during January.
Other popular sightings have been the appearance of frogs spawn, hazel first flowering, and lesser celandine first flowering. Have you seen any of these signs of spring?
A huge thank you for all your records over January regardless of whether or not you uploaded photos. Every record helps scientists discover more about how UK wildlife is responding to a changing climate.