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Trackatree 2014: a silver birch in Coed-y-Gedrys and citizen’s science

Trackatree is an online “citizen’s science” project run from Edinburgh University.  This year, I have been recording and photographing a silver birch tree from when its buds were barely forming on 21st March to full leaf on 26th May.  Here … Continue reading

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Spring in the forest, flowers in the village

Springtime rides through Coed-y-Gedrys on the Garth are beautiful.  The tree buds on  beeches have been bright tawny with silky lime green emerging leaf; the catkins have turned pale yellow, contrasting with bright yellows of gorse and forest floor flowers.  … Continue reading

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Trackatree: joining “citizens’ science” with a Welsh silver birch

It is fun to pick a tree and go back every week to check out what is called phenology or the seasonal budburst and leaf appearance on the tree, together with flowering plants below.  This is for a project known … Continue reading

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