Autumn Wildlife Watch

What will you see out on your walks this Autumn?

We are introducing a seasonal Wildlife Watch for our beneficiaries and volunteers. The idea is to share the wonderful wildlife seen on Move Mates walks.

Wildlife brings so much joy all year round. We think that sharing the wonder of the world around us with each other can help to spread that joy. It could also inspire others to get outside and experience their local wildlife for themselves.

Autumn is a time when preparations are being made for the winter months ahead. It is also a time of movement – with birds arriving here, or passing through, from the Arctic seeking a milder climate and others departing to head further south. 

We can take inspiration from their incredible journeys, whilst taking pride in our own Move Mates walks. Whether it is another beat of the wings or a footstep further – each and every forward movement is an achievement.

Week by week as we venture outdoors we see the greens of summer give way to a multitude of Autumn hues. There are so many things to look out for in Autumn, here are a few that you might spot on your walks:

 A pleasure to be found in the increasingly shorter days is that we’re much more likely to be out of bed to witness the sunrise!

Of course, there’s more to see when your gaze is drawn skyward: autumn sunsets can be breath-taking too and not forgetting other celestial delights, such as the brightness of the stars on a clear Autumn night.

If nature inspires you to get creative then why not draw, paint, collage, knit or write after your walk? 

A simple way to do this whilst you are on a walk is to make a haiku. Haikus are short poems with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line, and 5 in the final line. As haikus are so short they are fun and easy to come up with. If you and your Move Mate think of any whilst you are on your walks then please share them with us.

We can’t wait to hear about all the wildlife you see. Happy Autumn walking!

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