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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nature Confused By Scotland`s Warm Autumn

After a rotten summer Scotland has been enjoying a glorious autumn - and nature's not sure what's going on.

Primrose. Picture courtesy of the Woodland Trust
Primroses were spotted flowering in Inverness

The Woodland Trust reports that some plants and animals are behaving as if autumn is spring.

It is taking part in a UK-wide project called Nature's Calendar which records seasonal changes which may be related to climate change.

The trust said that, this autumn, primroses have been flowering in Inverness and roses in Perth.

There are still live tadpoles in Fife and young newts in Edinburgh. Experts are not sure whether these events, which normally happen in the spring, are really late or exceptionally early.


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