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One of naturestimeline’s core business objectives – Freelancing

A quick blog of perhaps several to highlight where and how I intend naturestimeline to develop over the coming months and years from a business sense and also from an educational viewpoint. My working background Freelance Professional - Short-term contract worker offering Bird Surveys/Desk Research/Work from Home Office services   Visiting Researcher and professional Ornithologist/Field … Continue reading One of naturestimeline’s core business objectives – Freelancing

Conservation “Young Guns” to look out for in 2016 – a cross-post from LinkedIn

As a fortysomething, I cannot claim to be a “Young Gun”, yet these guys and gals show maturity beyond their years. Find out more below.   Conservation “Young Guns” to look out for in 2016 by Tony Powell     I have replicated below as shown for those of you not on LinkedIn.   As … Continue reading Conservation “Young Guns” to look out for in 2016 – a cross-post from LinkedIn

I’m not the only one

I am glad I am not the only one. The following reblog speaks of the role of Citizen Science from the viewpoint of a Nature's Calendar Researcher. Citizen science data: addressing important questions on the future of UK woods and trees. Should anybody be interested in my records, they are accessible via the link shown below. here Posted by: … Continue reading I’m not the only one

Sort your life out……………………………………

Naturestimeline is back, I hear you gasp. Cue rapturous applause................................ Where has our venerable host been and why were there no updates! Well, sometimes life's chores tend to overwhelm but hell; I am not to be defeated by what seems a never-ending list of tasks. Besides, I have a responsibility, as a blogger to inform and … Continue reading Sort your life out……………………………………

The vital role of citizen science

The best way to observe nature is to follow the changing seasons. I subscribe to many blogs, of which the Woodland Trust is one. Their latest post reblogged above, illustrates how many folk are becoming highly valued citizen scientists.

Woodland Matters

For the past 14 years, enthusiastic volunteers have been helping track changes in seasonal natural events through Nature’s Calendar, adding thousands of records to the UK Phenology Network database. Faithfully, they have observed and recorded when trees come into leaf or flower in spring, when migrant birds arrive and leave, and have spent their autumn days noting when leaves change colour, then fall, or when fruit ripens. The data is being used by students and scientists across the UK, and even further afield, to research the implications of climate change for our natural world.

These recorders are part of a tradition that goes back much further, starting with Robert Marsham, who began recording his ‘Indications of Spring’ back in 1736 on his family estate near Norwich, Norfolk, and continued to record for 62 years. From 1875 until 1947 the Royal Meteorological Society co-ordinated a nation-wide network of recorders…

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