Woodland Trust

Nature's CalendarNature Detectives

Start to look out for the first flowering of horse chestnut

Jean Combes. Graham FudgerBe inspired


By two of our star recorders

They have been contributing their observations to the UK Phenology Database for more than sixty years. 

Their records have been used by scientists, government departments, research organisations and in post graduate projects.

Below: Jean Combes' oak budburst graph 1950 - 2013

Jean Combes oak budburst graph 1950-2013