Exploring Nature in the Autumn

Autumn is a great time to get out and have a walk in the countryside. The beautiful colours as well as the many events going on in the natural world at this time are just two reasons why it is so enjoyable to enjoy a walk in the autumn.

Wrap up warmly in an aran sweater like this put on some waterproof boots and take a hot drink in a flask, and you are ready to get out there and explore the natural world this autumn…

Fungi – A big feature of the woodlands and fields at this time of the year are the many mushrooms and fungi that you can find all around them. Many types are edible, and make delicious dishes, but it is important to make sure that you are certain what you are picking before you eat it, as many types of fungi can look similar to poisonous sorts.

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Deer – Now is a fantastic time to see deer. It is the time of the year when the males compete for the attention of the female, and these violent and dramatic displays are known as the deer rut. If you are fortunate enough to come across this, stand back and do not disturb the deer.

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Bird-Life – With the trees bare it is easier to spot woodland birds like woodpecker and treecreepers. It is also a good time of year to see the spectacular flying displays of starlings, known as murmations.

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