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Autumn Watch 2008

Autumn marks the end of the growing season. The length of time from Spring to Autumn is important for scientists that study climate change and its affect on plants and animals

. Biology.ie continues its observation of the affect of climate on our flora and fauna with this years Autumn Watch.
Below are some guidelines to help you make accurate and informed observations.
Autumn Watch is not a competition to find the first event. It is important that your observations note the general pattern of events, rather than the 'odd' event.

What is an Event?
An event is some biological activity related to the weather that can be seen in natural world. For example, the first opening of leaf buds, or the first frost of autumn are events. The Spring and Autumn events are described in the column on the right.
Click on the Nature's Calendar tab above to read more and to take part in the project.