The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom. It has planted over 43 million trees since 1972, owns over 1,000 sites covering over 26,000 hectares and guarantees public access to its woods.
Since 2004, in conjunction with BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, The Woodland Trust has been running a citizen science project called Nature’s Calendar to record the changing seasons.
Key information is provided by members of the public on the signs spring and autumn; this has enabled scientists to see what effect our changing climate is having on animals, plants and trees in this country. It also helps the Trust to understand the role of trees and woods in our complex ecosystems.
Another citizen scientist project: