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Do you love the early signs of spring? Or do you prefer that first crisp autumnal morning? If you enjoy watching the seasons change, you can help the Woodland Trust and become a Nature’s Calendar recorder.

What is Nature's Calendar?

It's all about recording the signs of the seasons near to you, from seeing the first ladybird in spring to the first fly agaric toadstool in autumn.

There are thousands of volunteers who send in their sightings, providing crucial evidence about how wildlife is responding to our changing climate. This is called phenology - it's the study of natural events in relation to weather and climate.

Our records date back to 1736, making it the longest written biological record of its kind. It has become a powerful tool in assessing the impact of climate change and is highly valued by research scientists.

Take part

Join thousands of other people and help us track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife near you.


Nature's Calendar is a collaborative project between the Woodland Trust and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).

Start recording

Visit the Nature's Calendar website to start recording nature.

Start recording

Help us track the changing seasons

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If you enjoy watching the seasons change, send us your wildlife sightings

Record with Nature's Calendar