March: photographs of the month
Charlotte Armitage , 09/04/2018
Thank you to everyone for recording signs of spring this March. We’ve received 1452 records of wildlife events from 538 people.
You’ve also been sending photos and this month it’s been a record high since the launch of the website with 140 photographs being uploaded. We really enjoyed looking through them so please keep adding them with your observations.
- Our most recorded event was frogspawn first seen with 239 records. We’ve also had 15 records of tadpoles first recorded showing that at least some survived the recent freezing conditions.
- The first record of wheatear was received on the 15 March in Warwickshire, this is slightly earlier than expected.
- We have had 280 insect records: 81 brimstone butterflies; 55 small tortoiseshell; and 47 ladybirds. Hopefully these are a true sign that spring has arrived.
So far we haven’t had any records of lilac, cuckoo or orange tip butterflies so we expect to receive records about these any time soon. Keep an eye out.
A huge thank you for all your sightings over March regardless of whether or not you uploaded photos. Every record helps scientists discover more about how UK wildlife is responding to a changing climate.