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 Current conservation practice – not fit for purpose, why might that be?
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 March madness
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
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
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