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From Snowdrop to Nightjar: Robert Marsham’s “Indications of Spring” (1789)

Thursday 7 March 2024 at 15:42

What can we learn from observing the progression of spring — a hawthorn’s first flowering, the return of birdsong on a particular day? Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores the lifelong calendrical project of Robert Marsham, the Norfolk naturalist considered Britain's first phenologist.