Changing seasons - spring forwards, fall backwards?

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Bee Fly on Oak buds by Brian EvershamBee Fly on Oak buds by Brian Eversham

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Wed, 10/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Illustrated talk by Professor Tim Sparks on 'Phenology' - the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year.

Tim Sparks is Professor in Environmental Change at Coventry University. His interest in phenology developed and this led to a rediscovery of the ‘Marsham’ records. Robert Marsham was an English naturalist and the first to record the effects of nature and seasonal change. Tim re-established a UK phenology network in 1998 (Nature's Calendar) and designed the 'speed of spring' scheme on BBC Springwatch. In this talk he will highlight some of the changes that have occurred in our seasons, and discuss the influence of a warming climate on these. The areas studied are wide ranging - as diverse as ice-melt, bear hibernation, bird migration, insect flight, plant flowering and lawn cutting.

See http://www.naturescalendar.org.uk/
 

 

Venue location

Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Road, Brampton,
PE28 4TB

Grid reference
TL210711

Event information

Date
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Time
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Price / Donation
£2.50 (Accompanied Children FREE)
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Category
Huntingdonshire Local Group
Talk
Trust
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Venue location
Brampton Memorial Centre, Thrapston Road, Brampton,
PE28 4TB
Grid reference
TL210711
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Contact details
Tel: 07941261346
timpfryer@gmail.com
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