Category Archives: Phenology

Ophrys apifera – the Bee orchid – in flower now

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Campus 21st May 2014

Sometimes my walk in to work is so amazing I just have to take some photos.  Today I wanted to check on the progress with the developing reed beds that will promote greater biodiversity around Whiteknights lake.  The blue sky … Continue reading

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Dr M and his students go on a New Year Plant Hunt!

Dr M’s New Year Plant Hunt (borrowed from the idea by BSBI) took place on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Three groups of MSc Plant Diversity and MSc SISS students walked the University of Reading Whiteknights campus for 1 hour each in the chilly sunshine … Continue reading

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Powdery mildew phenology; it will be back!

Over the next few months I will be bringing you up to speed with the, increasingly specific, workings of powdery mildews (PMs) (Erysiphales) present on the University of Reading, Whiteknights, campus during the past year. Records and sitings on campus … Continue reading

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Autumn Phenology

Introduction to the recording of autumn phenology on Whiteknights campus Whiteknights campus plays host to a wide range of phenological events throughout the year, this is due to the highly diversity collection of organisms present within the campus (as highlighted … Continue reading

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UoRPMN pond surveys

Part of the UoRPMN‘s (University of Reading Phenological Monitoring Network) aim is to record as many phenological events as possible that occur on the campus. One area which has sparked great interest among project students over the last year has been the … Continue reading

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UoRPMN Budburst

Budburst is the emergence of new leaves on plants, which signals the beginning of a new growing season cycle. (GLOBE) Budburst is one of the more commonly recorded phenophases, many organisations and phenological networks carrying out recording for this seasonal event, including: Project … Continue reading

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