Did you know that this Sunday, 27th January 2008, marks the 30th anniversary of the birth of Robert Marsham?
Considered to be the founding father of phenology, Marsham is best known for his ‘Indications of Spring’ the phenology notes he started making in 1736 and continued writing for over 60 years. Successive generations of his family added to his work and this information now provides immensely valuable data to the UK phenology database.
Members of our Nature’s Calendar network will know that phenology is the study of the timing of natural events in relation to climate. If you fancy becoming a modern day Marsham, why not get involved with our phenology project?
We also have more details about Marsham the man, exciting events throughout the year and how to get hold of a new beautifully illustrated guide celebrating his life.
Sue Holden, chief executive
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