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Track a Tree: become a citizen scientist

The Woodland Trust plays an important role supporting my PhD research at the University of Edinburgh and this includes developing how we use the data on seasonal timing collected by Nature’s Calendar recorders. This can be done through the analysis … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: December

The frost and snow has returned to the UK. But do not let the chilly air stop you from getting out into the woods. The festive season can be a wonderful time for walking with family and friends, and to … Continue reading

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Research using Nature’s Calendar’s citizen science data

The Woodland Trust is developing its relationship with the research community by supporting my PhD with the University of Edinburgh. Last November, I wrote about how citizen science can help answer questions about the future of UK woodlands and wildlife. Since … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: March

Smile as the days get longer, and hopefully warmer. The 20th of March brings the spring equinox, when the Earth is tilted neither away from nor toward the sun. Then at the end of the month the clocks return us to British Summer … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: December

December may be chilly but our woods still offer beauty. Frost is certain to be spreading its icy fronds across fallen leaves and branches this month. Hoar frost can be exquisitely intricate, its interlocking crystals form feathery, fern-like patterns. Trees/shrubs… The … Continue reading

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Citizen science data: addressing important questions on the future of UK woods and trees

The Woodland Trust has been actively involved in citizen science for many years. Its projects have included the Ancient Tree Hunt, helping to map the UK’s valuable ancient trees and the Nature’s Calendar scheme, collecting thousands of records of natural … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: November

November is a month of great change as leaves absorb their green chlorophyll and fall from the trees. Many mammals and insects disappear from view, finding warm places to hibernate during the colder months. The time for flowering plants is … Continue reading

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