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TrackATree three and four – the suspense is building up

10 March and 18 March 2015 Two-in-one this time – aren’t you lucky;) It’s an incredibly frustrating time at the moment. The buds are bursting – or are they? A surprisingly subtle process. I keep pointing my binoculars up at … Continue reading

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TrackATree second coming – where I brave snow’s ghost

4 March 2015 I rushed out there for my second census a couple of days late, but as soon as I came back from my time away. Tuesday woke up freezing and covered in snow – not just the Sidlaw … Continue reading

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TrackATree 2015 – the first outing

We are back on Track-ATree (I told you all about it last year, remember?) !!! They’ve been chivvying us on to start our census early – since there are some early signs of spring out there already with the mild … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 6 – I get myself a field assistant and we take a constitutional

Last week, life interfered with my TrackATree census schedule so I did not get out until Sunday, 11th of May! On the plus side – I managed to recruit my other half as a field assistant – check him out … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 5 – I take time to smell the wildflowers

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been a week since my 5th visit! Thought it might be good to get this down before heading out again later today (hoping the rain will hold off this time:). You might recall that last … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 4 – I feel like a very efficient citizen scientist by combining soundscape harvest with leafwatching

On the morning of my census day, Twitter brought me a present:) App to record sounds of ecosystem health around the world. @BBCr4today @Sarah_Montague gd discussion of citizen participation in science. — Hilary G Enthusiasm (@DrHG) April 23, 2014 Thanks … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 2: I develop tree bud obsession and reward myself with duck eggs

After my first week in the field, I seem to have developed a slightly disturbing obsession with budburst – scanning the trees and bushes for the signs wherever I go. Professional hazard for an amateur phenologist, I guess;) It felt … Continue reading

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