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British Phenology

Nature volume 130, page 443 (17 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE Phenological Report, 1931, issued as a special number of vol. 58 of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, is the forty-first report of this kind. It deals primarily with variations in different parts of the country in the dates of the first appearance of certain birds and insects, of the first singing of various species of bird, and of the date of commencement of flowering under natural conditions of various plants of the country-side; it is consequently mainly in the form of statistical tables. Observers increased from 500 in 1930 to just over 600 for this issue, mainly as a result of broadcasting; while the south is well supplied with observers, there is still opportunity for more in the more remote areas, especially Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

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