The beauty of Autumn is now happening all around the country and there is no better time to wrap up, put your wellies on and get out in the wonderful fresh air. This is a wonderful time for children to wade through the dunes of fallen leaves, experience the vibrant colours and the leaves as they fall from the trees, and conifers prepare for the cold months ahead.
Forests throughout the country will be offering guided walks, unravelling the mysteries as nature prepares to hibernate. Children can experience first hand the vast range of shapes and sizes of the leaves which are normally out of reach, can they recognise which trees they come from?
Acorns and conkers are buried in the leaf litter and the squirrels can be seen collecting and storing away, across the forest floor, deer, birds of prey and many other species will now be busy going about their preparations ready for the colder weather and can often be seen and heard as they too dig into the layers of leaves.
For all generations the beauty of autumn brings with it an appreciation of the British Country side from the fens to the lakes and mountains, all with their varying autumnal colours which provide an amazing opportunity to get out with a camera and record the gradual seasonal changes.