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TrackATree week 8 – trying to pack it all into the penultimate visit

After my last time censusing, I was acutely aware that this may be my penultimate visit. I was also convalescing from a nasty cold and in need of some fresh air. So on 27th of May I took my time … Continue reading

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TrackATree week 7 – the end is in sight so I tidy up my data

I am keeping up the tradition of running behind at all times – here I am delivering the relation from my visit on 17th of May just now. At the outing all my ‘subjects’, apart from the oak tree, were … 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 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 3: I take advantage of the evening sun and make my first online submission

To shake things up a little, I took my sites in reverse order yesterday. Sky was still grey when I set off but the late evening sun managed to break through. So I got a couple of sunny pics and … 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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TrackATree week 1: I doubt my botanical credentials and get distracted by technology

I have been sitting on this post for over a week – in fact I have already been out this week to have a second look at my trees! I guess this just reflects that getting going with this citizen … Continue reading

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