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The evidence comes partly from a dedicated cohort of amateur wildlife watchers.Each year, they record the dates of various seasonal events such as the first blackberry or the last departing swallow, on the Woodland Trust's 'Nature's Calendar' website.But the prize goes to the purple emperor, whose first sighting on June 11 was, according to National Trust butterfly guru Matthew Oates, the earliest since 1893!The British Trust for Ornithology reports that three of its satellite-tracked cuckoos that left their eggs (in other birds' nests, of course) in the UK, have already crossed the Sahara Desert on their way south to spend the winter in West Africa, and two others are half way across.Look out for them buzzing around the flowerbeds in your garden.That classic of rural England, cow parsley — or as my grandmother used to call it, Queen Anne's lace — appeared much earlier than usual this year, with the peak flowering in May, rather than June.Ripe, juicy blackberries cling invitingly to brambles, while overhead, swifts scythe through the sky as they head south to Africa.

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It's August — the month most associated with summer holidays — and yet the weather is wet, windy and autumnal.In the Midlands, Philippa Bradley Vigor of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has noticed that blackberries have ripened very early — she's been able to pick good numbers for a fortnight.The brambles at the bottom of my garden are also starting to bear fruit, though I'll need some strong gardening gloves to fight my way through the tangled mass of thorns to reach them.However, it is harmless — the yellow and black colouring sometimes means that it is confused with a wasp, but the marking simply deters predators.Hornet hoverflies first colonised the UK during World War II, and have spread north as far as Cheshire.

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