Tag: climate

  • From autumn to spring in December 1806

    From autumn to spring in December 1806

    Originally posted on Wanstead Meteo:
    When I was writing up my winter forecast I came across an analogue that was very similar to what seems to be unfolding this December. The River Lea close to where Luke Howard’s laboratory stood Luke Howard, in his first volume of The Climate of London, describes a very warm…

  • 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. […]

  • So long Winter, see you in nine months time

    After the Winter we have witnessed here in the United Kingdom, I think most would welcome a human type gestation period of calm before the rebirth of a Winter anything like the one we’ve just witnessed. By way of example, just how wet was it? Here is the view from the UK Met Office. To add a personal perspective, […]

  • 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 […]

  • March madness

    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 […]