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What you Might Spot in the Woods this Autumn

September 10, 2021 10:40 am

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As we wave goodbye to the summer, it is important to still get out and about and enjoy those outdoor activities. Being out of doors is really good for our health, and although the weather is colder, you can wrap up warm in a big coat, Aran Sweaters from Shamrock Gift and some warm boots and head out and about.

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In the Autumn, the natural world is busy, and there are lots of things to look out for, as the trees change colour the scenery is also stunning in the woodlands. Keep an eye out for these things this autumn…

Migrating Birds – This is a time when the birds like the swallows and swifts start to gather to leave our shores in search of warmer winter climates, so you may well see them in groups getting ready to leave. However, it is also a great time to see many of the incoming species of birds like waterfowl, that arrive from colder regions such as the Baltics to spend winter here.

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Fungi – Autumn is the best time to look out for the many species of fungi in the UK. Some are not always particularly attractive, and others are highly toxic, but they are all playing an important role in the welfare of the woods and forests. From the oozing yellow witches butter, to the fairytale looking Fly Agaric – keep looking around the woodland floors and you will be amazed at the variety that you see.

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