Autumn wildlife

where to see wildlife

Autumn wildlife

SpinniesAberogwen Nature Reserve_Brian McGarry

Autumn highlights

For many plants, insects and some mammals, autumn is a time of slowing down; of shutting down. It’s all about changing where and how you live in preparation for the great annual emergency: winter. For many birds it’s about arrivals and departures, some flying south in pursuit of food and warmth, while others arrive from the Arctic for a mellower winter. Meanwhile, all around them, summer's lush greens become browns and oranges, punctuated with pops of red and purple berries.


Yellow antler fungus - Guy Edwardes 2020Vision

Bird migration

Mistle thrush - Amy Lewis


Bell heather - Ross Hoddinott 2020Vision

Autumn woodland

Common beech woodland in autumn - Mark Hamblin 2020Vision