Autumn is a time of hunting for conkers, kicking through great drifts of fallen leaves, roasting chestnuts, and roaring bonfires. The woodlands are transforming; the once green leaves taking on fiery shades; bursts of red and purple berries and shiny brown acorns and nuts tempting thrushes and squirrels. Winter is around the corner, so everyone is making the most of the last warm days, and what better place to do that than in one of our wonderful woods?
What to look for
In the woods the red deer are bellowing in their annual rut; jays are screeching back and forth, hoarding acorns for the winter to come; busy flocks of tits tumble through the canopy, always hungry, always moving; the ivy flowers are a-buzz with hoverflies, wasps, honey bees, and the last red admiral of the season. Autumn woods are wonderful places: just be prepared for an adventure.
Where to see them
Anywhere! There are so many fantastic woodlands in our Trust, that wherever you go during the blustery autumn months, you are bound to be welcomed by a sea of orange and brown and crunchy leaves.