Friday, September 13, 2013

Re-posting: Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust Scotland is urgently calling for more citizen science recorders. The number of Nature’s Calendar recorders is falling year upon year and the charity needs to maintain a network of recorders in all parts of the UK to help maintain the scientific integrity of the data. Anyone can become a Nature’s Calendar recorder and make a real and valuable contribution to citizen science and the long-term studies into the impact of climate change on wildlife. The Nature’s Calendar project has phenology records dating back to the 17th century and allows people to record signs of the changing seasons such as fruit ripening, ivy flowering and leaf colouring. The records compiled by the public are used by government and scientists to aid the understanding of how flora and fauna is adapting to the changing environment. 
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