Did you know that The Woodland Trust have a wonderful site
where you can set up a personal calendar to record sightings of
Researchers are using the data collated from Nature's
Calendar in numerous ongoing studies to answer questions such
- Is temperature the only cue that influences when species come
into flower or leaf, or breed, or are other factors such as day
length involved, and does this vary geographically?
- What causes geographical differences in phenology of a species,
particularly the balance between genetics and environmental
- How have recent cold winter temperatures affected flowering of
hawthorn and blackthorn?
- Does abundance of ripe fruit on holly and bramble in autumn
indicate a harsh winter to come?
The site has maps for trees, flowers, birds, insects plus
- Find out if Spring really is arriving earlier each
- See how different birds are responding to climate change
- Track which insects are thriving through the changing weather
patterns and which are losing out
The web-site is full of fascinating information and beautifull
illustrations as well as practical advice and tools for recording