Nature's Calendar Blog

  • Are you watching out for Autumn?

    By Lorienne Whittle, 26/09/2019

    Is nature in time with our autumn calendars? Whilst the meteorological and astronomical definitions of autumn have now passed, we take a look at your records to see how autumn is revealing itself in trees and shrubs across the country.


    Autumn is known as the forgotten season in phenology, with fewer records of key events compared to spring. So we know less about how the timing of events in autumn are changing. To fill in these knowledge gaps we’re especially keen get your autumn records, so take a look at  Nature’s Calendar for some seasonal inspiration.


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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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