Tag Archives: Nature’s Calendar

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: October

Leaves continue to change colour and fall from the trees in preparation for winter. As the nights draw in and temperatures drop off many animals begin hibernating. Trees/shrubs… Sloes can be seen ripening on blackthorn, these are popular among foragers keen to … Continue reading

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Woodland Highlights: May

Thankfully some warmth has returned to our shores. This is the last month of spring and many trees are flushed with their new leaves. Keen photographers may want to take this opportunity to capture them while they are still fresh and vivid … 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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