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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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Farewell, Lonesome George

We mourn the passing of Lonesome George. For those who don’t know, Lonesome George was the last of his kind, a subspecies of giant tortoise endemic to the island of Pinta in the Galapagos. He had been the last of … Continue reading

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Natural stress relief

On top of our recent post about the benefits of green space for our immune systems, researchers have now been able to show with biological tests that living near green space is associated with lower stress levels. There’s been strong … Continue reading

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The vital role of citizen science

For the past 14 years, enthusiastic volunteers have been helping track changes in seasonal natural events through Nature’s Calendar, adding thousands of records to the UK Phenology Network database. Faithfully, they have observed and recorded when trees come into leaf … Continue reading

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Our woods and their wildlife: symptoms of a planet under pressure

It’s felt more like summer than spring recently. Basking in such unseasonal temperatures has been so enjoyable, it feels churlish to put a damper on things by mentioning climate change. However, recent European research has shown some worrying trends. Birds … Continue reading

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