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Thursday, 12 July 2018
Citizen science: track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife with Nature's Calendar
The Woodland Trust has just sent out a newsletter encouraging us to provide raw data to help understand how climate change is effecting wildlife:
2.5 million records.
…to track the effects of
climate change on nature.
spawn clinging to the edge of a woodland pond. The first ripe blackberry on a
summer walk. A snowdrop peeping through frozen soil.
signs of the changing seasons are all around us – giving us clues what
nature is up
Out in the woods and fields of the British Isles is a
taskforce of very important people. They're just like you or I but for the past
20 years they've been doing a vital job – tracking the effects of climate change
by recording what they see in their neighbourhood.
next time you see your first ladybird of the year, or spy an early blue tit with
a beak full of insects – think about reporting your sightings with Nature's
Calendar. The data is used by the Government and scientists to research climate
change and seasonal timings so your sightings could really make a difference.
Anyone can get involved and recording is
Please let us know when you spot brambles' fruit ripening with Nature's