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