Spring peak has arrived and Summer is just around the corner too, as the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the trees are leafing and this blog is...... well desperate for content if truth be told. Fear not, anybody who knows me will realise that I am still active over on Facebook and I haven't … Continue reading It has been a while……………
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
Dear readers, I have two further events as mentioned in yesterday’s post. They are as follows. I first witnessed a truly wild Primrose (Primula vulgaris) in flower on 7th January but as on other occasions, I have seen other varieties elsewhere, even in November and December this year just gone. However, if taking my … Continue reading Two more indicators of seasonal change
I have recorded the first emergence of Daffodil on 16 occasions and this year’s flowering is one of the earlier dates, having witnessed a variety in flower on 2nd January 2012. My range of dates covers the 1st December through to the 2nd March with the mean being 29th January. Daffodil - Narcissus (plant) Daffodils … Continue reading The Daffodils are out already!
According to my records, I have noted the first emergence of Woodland Snowdrops on 16 occasions. This year’s flowering, as with Winter Aconite has been witnessed on the earliest date on record, being the 30th December. The full range of dates from 30th December right through to 20th January. Another 2011 oddity in that Woodland … Continue reading And now the Snowdrops