Nature's Calendar Blog
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.Read more
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?Read more
Autumn 2018: what your records showBy 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.Read more
Oxeye daisies and baby blue tits: May news and photosBy 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.Read more
Expected date ranges explained: early sightings in spring 2019By Judith Garforth, 31/05/2019
February this year was particularly warm, dry and sunny, and we noticed the effect of this weather on wildlife immediately as your records started to pour in and many of them were earlier than we’d usually expect. Many recorders saw a ‘This date falls outside of the expected range’ warning message as they added their records; it’s nothing to worry about – find out more.