Where to see autumn wildlife

Where to see wildlife in the autumn

© Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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. The red deer decide that this is the moment to get dramatic about breeding, while all around them summer's lush greens become browns and oranges, punctuated with pops of red and purple berries.

Salmon

Experience

Atlantic Salmon leaping ©Rob Jordan/2020VISION

Go foraging

Experience

© Alan Price/Gatehouse Studio

Bird migration

Experience

©David Tipling/2020VISION

Beavers

Experience

©Jack Hicks

Fungi

Experience

Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Red squirrels

Experience

Mike Snelle

Autumn woodlands

Experience

© Zsuzsanna Bird

Pink footed geese

Experience

David Tipling/2020VISION

Heather

Experience

©Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Red deer

Experience

© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Winter wildlife

Experience

© Bob Coyle

Year round wildlife

Experience

Meathop Moss nature reserve, Cumbria Wildlife Trust