NATURE NOTES – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Summer is now officially at an end and the weather starts to change as autumn commences.
There will be plenty of nuts, berries and fruit available for our wildlife but some e.g. acorns and apples can be stored in a cool dry place like a shed or garage to then be put out again in the colder winter months. This could make the difference between life and death for some birds.
Apples are a particular favourite of some of our migratory birds such as Redwings, Fieldfares & Thrushes who bring some welcome colour in the dull winter months, so put some to one side for later.
Things to do
- Prune hedges & Trees as the nesting season is now over.
- If you’ve managed to resist the temptation, then mid-September onwards is the time to mow your wild grassed areas.
- Create a log-pile or two in the garden or better still create a hedgehog hotel for the forthcoming hibernation.
- Clean out any nest-boxes or put-up new ones as some animals will use these to shelter in during inclement weather.