Nature's Calendar Blog
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.
Highlights of a busy AprilBy Lorienne Whittle, 16/05/2019
What happened when a family of blackbirds decided to leave their nest for the first time? Find out how each of the juveniles fared from a Nature's Calendar recorder who was lucky enough to witness the whole adventure.
Take a look at some of the top photos of natural events occurring throughout April.Read more