Autumn is a fantastic time to get outside and breathe in the wood smoke scented air while taking in the beautiful changing colours. As well as our suggested activities, you can also find loads of spotting sheets to download, information and ideas for yet more things to do outdoors on the Wildlife Watch website.
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Your 10 Fab 40 autumn adventures start here……
1. Make a den
2. Bake a wild blackberry pie
Pick deliciously juicy blackberries from the hedgerows to make a tasty pie or crumble. You can find a simple recipe for a yummy apple and blackberry pie on the BBC Good Food website, as well as lots of other ideas for using your autumn harvest.
3. Carve a pumpkin lantern and make soup too
Be sure to keep the pumpkin’s fruity flesh when you make your Halloween lantern. It will make a tasty soup! Check out the BBC Good Food website for instructions on how to carve your pumpkin (tip: be careful using sharp knives!) and some recipes for using the yummy flesh.
4. Build a home for wildlife in your garden
5. Kick fallen leaves on a walk in the woods
7. See and hear the clash of antlers
Red deer stags clashing antlers in the fight for a mate is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. There’s lots of fascinating facts about deer rutting, as well as information about where you can see it in Suffolk, on The Suffolk Coast website
8. Capture the colours of autumn
9. Find all sorts of pine cones and make seasonal decorations
10. Eat an apple straight from the tree