The change in the season doesn’t just change the colour of the leaves and the sudden chill that constantly lingers in the air; the wildlife that comes out to play differs too as some disappear into hibernation or migrate South, while others flourish.
Do you want to know which animals to look out for over the next few months in your garden or as you explore the great outdoors? Why not go on an animal scavenger hunt to see how many you can find. However, do not approach them. You don’t want to scare the little things.
Wildlife to look out for
- Birds are much quieter when September comes around. Most will have moved South, but if you want to still get a peek at these little creatures then hang seeds, nuts and berries in your garden to attract them.
- You can spot a Badger all year round but they only come out at night, so get your night vision goggles at the ready.
- Want to see a cute little Hedgehog? You don’t have much time left. They are another creature that are more likely to be spotted at night, but only through the months April to October. During the winter they go in to hibernation, so you don't have much tme left.
- Deers change their activity in the autumn. This is when stags and bucks develop antlers and fight rival males to attract the females. That’s always a sight that is fascinating to see.
- Bats are another creature that seek mates during the autumn.
- Spider webs are easier to find in the autumn. They are outlined in dew on hedges and windows etc. Not everyone likes spiders, but there can be something beautiful about their glistening silk.
Other wildlife to look out for that flourish in the colder months include fungi. This you can find anywhere: in your garden, in parks, on trees etc. Once you start looking you won’t miss it!
Remember, when your raking your garden or mowing the lawn be sure to check it is clear of any wildlife to make sure you’re not going to be hurting any little creatures hiding away and keeping warm amongst the leaves.