This figure shows the spring trends of phenology 1971-2000 grouped by their mean onset date. Each dot represents a station. Dot size adjusted for clarity. A negative phenological trend corresponds to an earlier onset of spring.
Albania,Austria,Belgium,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria,Croatia,Czech Republic,Denmark,Estland,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Ireland,Italy,Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99),Latvia,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Mazedonien (EJRM),Montenegro,Netherlands,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Romania,Serbia,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,United Kingdom
Estrella, Nicole, Sparks, Tim H. und Menzel, Annette, 2009, 'Effects of temperature, phase type and timing, location, and human density on plant phenological responses in Europe', Climate Research, 39(3), S.235–248.
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Create a small ecosystem
in your garden or park by piling up some logs in a secluded corner. These will provide shelter for hedgehogs, frogs and toads. If you half-bury the bottom logs in the soil, you will also encourage stag beetles as they are fond of rotten wood. A pile of stones will also provide shelter to a range of insects and spiders.
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