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Notice Nature - Autumn

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, John Keats, 19th century poet

In the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn lasts for the months of September, October, and November and is the season that bridges the changeover from summer to winter.

With it comes cooler temperatures, shorter days, more rainfall and less intense sunlight. Such changes provoke responses in all forms of life, from plants to mammals, to birds and insects who must adjust to survive.

This feature explores some of the typical and often beautiful changes that occur in our wildlife during the autumn months. To find out more, click on the below tabs...

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