At this time of the year there are lots of beautiful things to see in the countryside. As the seasons change and autumn arrives, we do say goodbye to the long summer days, but we welcome in a season of change and of many natural wonders.
The great outdoors is something that is free and can be enjoyed by anyone – even if you have difficulties getting around there are many trails that are suitable for wheelchair users, and lots of walking aids like this https://www.abilitysuperstore.com/collections/walking-aids that can help you to get about safely and comfortably.
Something that you may see in the autumn and winter are the many types of fungi that pop up all over the ground. From the bizarre witches butter, to the aptly named King Alfred’s cakes, the many weird and wonderful types of fungi can seem to have come from another planet. However, they are a vital part of the earth and as well as some of them providing food, they are also a big part of the forest ecosystem and a communication network for trees!
Look out for starlings at this time of the year, in particular at dawn and dusk. They can often be seen flying in huge groups, known as murmations. These are one of nature’s spectacles and the groups are so large and so well coordinated that they can resemble a cloud moving around in the air. It is a particularly striking scene to watch in the winter months.