Need some spring recording inspiration?

Lorienne Whittle, 28/01/2020

Last spring two of our long-term recorders documented what it means to them to be part of Nature’s Calendar. We are pleased to share this video of Valerie and Greg exploring Londonthorpe Woods, looking out for species that can be recorded for and discussing the importance of tracking seasonal events. 

There's plenty of spring activity to watch out for, from budburst and first leaf on trees and shrubs, to insects emerging from their diapause and amphibians getting active in the ponds. Not to forget the array of beautiful wildflowers which brighten our natural spaces. Use our phenology calendar to see which events are likely to be happening at any time of the year. 

Please feel free to share your own experience of being a Nature’s Calendar recorder with friends and family and encourage them to embark on a rewarding hobby at the same time as contributing to a long biological record that dates back as far as 1736.

It is the 20th anniversary of Nature's Calendar being run by the Woodland Trust this year and we're always keen to have more citizen scientists contribute to the project. Every record gives us a better understanding of the timing of seasonal events across the UK and how plants and animals are coping with our variable weather and changing climate. 

Peacock butterfly

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Have you seen your first butterfly or swallow of the spring? Is it a good year for wild autumn fruits? Take part in Nature's Calendar and help scientists to monitor the effects of climate change on wildlife.

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