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The Woodland Trust have been recording signs of spring (and autumn!) for 15 years.

In partnership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Cambridge they have been able to analyse over two and a half million pieces of data, historic and modern, recorded by the public across the length and breadth of the UK. This information has provided a real insight into how plants and animals are responding to climate change. It has already been discovered how both spring and autumn are arriving earlier than before; up to two weeks in the case of certain species, and that the seasons in themselves are also much less distinct. In some years 'winter' seems to hardly make an appearance at all.

Springwatch is asking us all to look for 5 key indicators and to report when you first see them.

They are:

  • English oak coming into leaf
  • Hawthorn flowering
  • 7-spot ladybird
  • Orange tip butterfly
  • Swallow

    To start you off, I saw my first swallows of the year, today (9th April) over the sandpit lake in Nether Alderley. It's a good excuse to get out and have a look at what's going on.

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