Citizen Science Officer
I look after the Nature’s Calendar citizen science project. It’s a great opportunity for anyone to get involved with recording nature, from frogspawn and field maple to brambles and blackbirds. Our records go back to 1736 and we currently have over 5,000 fabulous recorders.
Martha Boalch has 7 items in their collection
World Migratory Bird Day
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 13 October 2018, Things to see and do, Wildlife & nature
In the UK, approximately half of our bird species migrate. Do you know when to expect them?
Redwings and fieldfares
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 24 September 2018, Things to see and do, Wildlife & nature
Redwings and fieldfares start their journey south in September, so it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for the first arrivals. Check out our ID tips and tell us what you see and you could help scientists with their studies on how climate change is affecting nature.
The early bird catches the caterpillar
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 24 April 2018, Wildlife & nature, Volunteering
Scientists have used Nature's Calendar data in a study on the effects of earlier springs on feeding relationships in deciduous forests. The findings have been published in a respected scientific journal.
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 22 March 2018, Wildlife & nature, Threats, Volunteering, Working with partners, Ancient trees, Our woods
Celebrating five years of partnership between the Woodland Trust and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to deliver Phase 1 of the UK National Tree Seed Project.
germination and dormancy
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 12 March 2018, Wildlife & nature, Working with partners
We take a look at the process of seed germination and the five types of dormancy that may prevent growth.
Tree seeds at Millennium Seed Bank
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 20 February 2018, Ancient trees, Wildlife & nature, Threats, Volunteering, Working with partners
We take a closer look at what happens to the tree seeds our volunteers send to the Millennium Seed Bank for the UK National Tree Seed Project.
A seed's-eye view of the Millennium Seed Bank
Blog post By Martha Boalch, 21 December 2017, Volunteering, Wildlife & nature, Threats
The Millenium Seed Bank stores seeds. This is not as simple a task as it may seem on the surface. Discover the surprising answers to some FAQs that intrigue people.
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