As nature's circadian rhythms seem somewhat uncoordinated, here was I, hoping for colder weather come February. Well, some normality at last appears to be on its way, but first, some phenology. My latest phenological event was yesterday, 27th January, in the form of a First heard drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major. This event matches closely to the mean date … Continue reading My latest Phenology news and the cold weather incoming
The birds have been most vocal in recent days on my local patch and in the nearby countryside. To break down the detail, let us look at the birds that have been singing more or less every day since the autumn. Great Tit (Parus major) has been a joy to hear with its "tit-su, tit-su, … Continue reading The Birds, they are a-singing
I, for one would not argue against this latest evidence. See my Natural Events Calendar link for a personal slant from last year. It is pure conjecture as to whether there is a definite trend but these events are thought provoking, to say the least. Butterflies move faster than birds in response to climate change Kind … Continue reading Another sign of seasonal shifting?
Dear readers, I have two further events as mentioned in yesterday’s post. They are as follows. I first witnessed a truly wild Primrose (Primula vulgaris) in flower on 7th January but as on other occasions, I have seen other varieties elsewhere, even in November and December this year just gone. However, if taking my … Continue reading Two more indicators of seasonal change
The progress of my local natural events is unrelenting. Whoever tells us winter is a time of “nothingness” is surely ill informed? I have recorded the first emergence of Hazel Catkins Flowering on 8 occasions and this year’s flowering is one of the earlier dates, having witnessed a variety in flower on 7th January 2012. Alongside … Continue reading Hazel catkins now flowering