Into the blue – is spring coming extra early in Scotland?
Jim Low, our Kinclaven Bluebell Wood volunteer warden, guided walk leader and photographer, has sent us this photo he took last week of bluebell leaves appearing through the leaf litter already!
Hopefully late frosts won’t damage them too much and also that they don’t flower so early that the bees and other invertebrates that feed on their nectar aren’t short of food.
If you are interested in helping us to monitor seasonal changes in the arrival of flora, fungi and fauna, you can take part in Natures Calendar, where you can record your seasonal findings. Have a look here if you are interested: https://naturescalendar.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
Nature’s Calendar is the UK’s largest phenology database. Phenology is the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, such as flowering of plants, emergence of insects and migration of birds, especially their timing and relationship with weather and climate.
Scotland Volunteering Development Officer