Friday, 27 February 2009

First Frogs

Common Frog (Rana Temporaria).

Photographed in the Rivelin Valley, South Yorkshire.

I noticed this morning that the first frogs are appearing in our local ditches and ponds. The first arrivals are always a little camera shy, but they should be much easier to photograph once spawning gets underway.

Keep an eye out for the first frog spawn in your area and report it to Nature's Calendar.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Happy Birthday Mr Darwin

Thursday 12th February 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. To mark the occasion, all kinds of events are taking place around the world.

The Natural History Museum is promoting a special project called Darwin200:

Darwin200 plans to celebrate the impact that Darwin's ideas about evolution, as well as his approach to the understanding of the natural world and his outstanding example as a scientist, continue to have on our lives.

Why not drop us a line and tell us how you will be celebrating Darwin's birthday.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Nature's Calendar

With snow forecast for the week ahead, this is perhaps a good time to look forward to the warmer days of spring. To help you do so, the latest edition of Nature's Calendar News contains a phenological review of Spring 2008.

You can find out more at