In the autumn the natural world has an abundance of beauty on offer – as well as the changing of the leaves, the animal kingdom also has a lot going on, and if you know where to look you may be lucky enough to sport this.
So, treat yourself to some cosy new clothes from XV Kings menswear and head outdoors to take in these autumn spectacles…
Red squirrels were driven to the brink of extinction by the Grey squirrels when they came from North America – but with a lot of good work, numbers are on the rise in many places around the UK. If you want the chance to see these beautiful creatures yourself, the autumn is a great time of year to see them foraging for nuts on the forest floor – head to the Isle of Wight, Anglesey or the Scottish Highlands.
In the autumn, the birds that have spent summer here gather to leave our shores to spend winter in a warmer climate – birds such as the swallows and swifts will soon be departing. But if you head to wetlands such as Slimbridge, this is a great time to see the arrival of the birds who are coming to spend the winter here – many species of geese return to the UK, having spend the summer in Russia and parts of the arctic.
Dartmoor and the New Forest are two places where one of natures most powerful spectacles is on display in the autumn – the deer rut. As the stags do battle for the does by locking antlers, this is one of those awe inspiring sights to see – if you are lucky enough to spot this, stay a good distance and do not disturb the animals.