Nature's Calendar Blog
Will climate change impact the old adage 'Oak before ash in for a splash'?By Charlotte Armitage, 28/11/2019
There's a rhyme 'if ash comes out before the oak there’ll be a summer soak. If the oak comes out before the ash, there’ll be a summer splash’, but what does the Nature’s Calendar data have to say?Read more
Why do leaves change colour in the autumn?By Judith Garforth, 12/11/2019
Find out how autumn colour is progressing this year, why leaves change colour in autumn and enjoy some beautiful seasonal photos sent in from around the country. Don’t forget there’s still plenty to record in December.Read more
Track and record autumn with Nature's CalendarBy Lorienne Whittle, 07/10/2019
Be inspired to record nature this autumn. Learn how you can help contribute to this biological database, which is increasingly being used to understand the impact of climate change on our wildlife.
Watch our recent video to find out more about Nature's Calendar and tracking the signs of autumn.
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.
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