Wildlife & Plants In the UK
Mid September brings us more...
Now is a good time to watch birds returning to estuaries, wetlands, gardens and parks after migrating from the north and growing their winter plumage. Other species have fattened themselves before embarking on the long journey to Africa. Preparations for winter begin and do not fully finish until November. Larger animals feast on the autumn harvest and create stores of food, such as nuts, to tide them over until spring.
Hedgerows are full of berries, hips and haws while other fruits and fungi appear in abundance in woodlands, pastures and grasslands. Many flowers fade, the leaves on deciduous trees change colour and fall to the ground.
For a more in depth look at Wildlife photography in September.
Other species can be found listed in the Wildlife Section or within the topic index under