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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998

Spring 1998 – A summary of the first pilot year of a revived UK phenological network

By - Tim Sparks, Christopher Mason, Humphrey Crick, Denis Bellamy

The Concise Oxford Dictionary describes phenology as a 'Study of the times of recurring natural phenomena esp. in relation to climatic conditions'. Typically, phenological recording involves simple measurements (e.g. first observations each year) made by amateur enthusiasts. As such, it has often been viewed as a poor relation by the scientific community whilst remaining very popular with natural historians.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist