Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the nine key annual events on the Farmer’s Wildlife Calendar and record them with the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Many events have already happened, but if you noted the time of year you first saw them you can still report the event.
In recent weeks primroses have been blooming as well as Blackthorn flowers.
The nine key annual events are: frog spawn; primrose flowers; blackthorn flowers; orange-tip butterfly; grey mining bee; large red damesfly; marsh marigold; swallows; and common cuckoo.
A record card and an identification card are available on the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s website biodiversityireland.ie
The data can then be inputted into a live observation map on the website and users will be able to slide through different seasons and see if changes are occurring in appearance timing.