Eye Spy Nature in September
Wildlife is on the move and preparing for autumn.
Look out for flocks of swallows as they group together before their major trek to winter grounds in South Africa and Namibia. Their journey takes them around six weeks.
Some butterflies are still on the wing amongst the heather, and bees are feeding up for the winter. Late flowers include yellow gorse and bright mauve devil’s-bit scabious. You might see herons, kingfishers and cormorants on the pond, and watch for the return of large flocks of Canada geese.