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January and February datasets

As promised, how is the phenology looking against a backdrop of a very wet but reasonably mild Winter. One notable thing for me were the number of Thunder days, four in total, all of which occurred before the 16th January. This is quite exceptional under any circumstances and as a consequence there is a notable shift towards earlier day numbers. … Continue reading January and February datasets

Observations about and from Nature

There are certain things which make me tick when it comes to following events from the Natural World. One is the enjoyment of being out in the wider countryside or even in the garden and observing nature in the raw. After all, I am a keen tracker of natural phenomena and how they interact under … Continue reading Observations about and from Nature

February catch up

Fellow bloggers, here is an overdue update of my findings from the final winter month of February 2013. As you can see, at least in my patch, it ended up both on the cold and slightly dry side.  When looking back at February 2012 it did not differ that greatly. A Temperature mean of -1.0c below normal was less cold than this time … Continue reading February catch up

January catch up

Looking back at January 2013, were my local climatic conditions much different to that of 2012? Firstly, in the United Kingdom, 2012 began as "the year of the drought" * with recorded precipitation totalling 32.8mm in my neck of the woods. By comparison, January this time around looked like this. In total, we received 61.6mm, which is still below … Continue reading January catch up

Late 2012 winter stirrings

Just what has been happening in the world of phenology................... could nature be stirring already? It may only be the 1st January but just as last year, there was some unseasonal activity. Firstly, in the form of flowering Woodland Snowdrops and secondly, flowering Winter Aconite, blooming around the same dates as in 2012, see here and also here Again, … Continue reading Late 2012 winter stirrings

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