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Early April offerings from nature

Here are my latest offerings from my Phenological sightings. I first witnessed a Pendunculate Oak (Quercus robur) in budburst on the 3rd April. This matches quite closely to last year's date of 7th April but is well ahead of 2010's date of 24th April. The average date on which this bud bursting happens is 14th April, based … Continue reading Early April offerings from nature

March and April Phenological madness

I have recently updated my natural events calendar to reflect all the activity since Mid March. So where are we now? Unseasonably warm temperatures and a continuing drought have dominated the UK weather headlines from the past couple of weeks. The drought area recently increased in size to cover a larger area of the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, snow … Continue reading March and April Phenological madness

Keeping up to date with nature’s news

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“All eyes to the South” once the snow clears

Today has been a mix of wet snowflakes and cold sleety rain. Temperatures, which had been falling earlier, are now on the rise, so I am somewhat glad to be indoors. Now that the official winter climate statistics are in, it is time to have a look back at how the season fared. This is achievable courtesy of this link - here. My figures tie in … Continue reading “All eyes to the South” once the snow clears

Intriguing news from Defra.

As fellow Natural History enthusiasts, what do you make of this latest headline from Defra? Nature Improvement Areas On the one hand, this government appears to want to press ahead with concreting over our precious countryside. On the other hand, there is still hope for this country to remain a green and pleasant land. This leaves … Continue reading Intriguing news from Defra.

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