Why not inspire the next generation to care about our natural environment by participating in citizen science. In doing so, you can provide a data source of immense value and it truly is fun. http://ow.ly/tFQo6 #science #nature #citizenscience #birds #education There are so many options out there, get searching for citizen science projects you can... Continue Reading →
Current conservation practice – not fit for purpose, why might that be?
It is an undeniable fact that as a nation, or even across the globe, we are largely failing to look after the Natural World. With this in mind, here is a chance to engage in conversation about conservation. What do you believe to be the biggest reasons for the demise of many wildlife species*. To... Continue Reading →
Before I venture into the mayhem of March 2013, I must apologise for missing out the first Butterfly emergence of the year. This appeared in the form of a Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta). Find a splendid example of this beauty below, from Finn Holding's The Naturephile Flickr account. *Finn Holding's website is one of several, my readers might... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →