Na­ture has been fooled into a sec­ond spring by unsea­sonal warm weather in the UK.

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Phe­nol­o­gists who track the sub­tle changes in the sea­sons over decades have re­ported for some time that plants and an­i­mals are breed­ing, flow­er­ing, fruit­ing ear­lier and ear­lier. But this year ear­lier-than-ever au­tumn colours and fruits have been mixed with pro­longed signs of sum­mer wildlife such as drag­on­flies, but­ter­flies and grass snakes, and spring flow­ers such as mag­no­lia, ap­ple blos­som and honey­suckle bloom­ing.

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