Autumnal tree, River Calder ©  Graham Cooper

Roe deer are often seen in and around woodlands. 

In October the autumnal leaves transform the trees, and once fallen they produce a great carpet blazing with reds and yellows.

This is the traditional time for animals and insects to begin hibernation.

Also look out for:

  • Conkers and acorns as they drop to the floor.
  • Fungi which continue to be present in a variety of forms and colours in the woodlands, such as shaggy inkcap.
  • The first winter thrushes (Redwing and Fieldfare) arriving back from Scandinavia.