Nature's Calendar Blog

  • Citizen science explains record-breaking jay sightings

    By Julian Hughes and Fritha West, 07/09/2022

    Record-breaking numbers of jays were reported following last years acorn count, which was one of the lowest on record. Using data from Nature's Calendar, BirdTrack, eBird and the BTO Garden Bird Watch, Julian Hughes answered the question: what were these jays doing, and where were they coming from?

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  • Nature's Calendar and the State of the UK Climate

    By Fritha West, 22/08/2022

    Using Nature’s Calendar records sent in by members of the public, we evaluate the impact of climate change on wildlife by examining the timing of natural events for selected species. These findings are analysed by Professor Tim Sparks and used to create the phenology section of the State of UK Climate report.

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  • What does extreme heat mean for wildlife?

    By Fritha West, 19/07/2022
    a dead branch against a bright blue sky

    This summer has been the hottest on record. Many of you have been getting out and about in the sunshine, but not all species do so well in extreme heat. What changes have you noticed in this heatwave, and how can you put these observations to good use?

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  • Expected date ranges explained

    By Judith Garforth and Fritha West, 22/06/2022
    Elder flowering

    Our recorders have been sending in their wildlife records for many years now. This means we have a pretty good idea of when to expect certain species to do certain things. However, sometimes unusual weather means that we receive records earlier or later than expected.

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  • What does Phenology mean to you?

    By Fritha West, 26/05/2022

    Phenology is the study of the timing of natural events. But what does it mean to record phenology, and why is it important? Dr Michelle Bastian, from the Edinburgh College of Art, encourages us to take an interdisciplinary approach.

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