Wildlife

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Deer rutting

Autumn heralds the time of year that the stags start to flex their muscles and show off their newly grown antlers.

You can hear their cries and see this seasonal spectacle as the stags fight for their mates at many of the places we care.

Autumn fungi

Fungi comes to life at this time of the year.

A rainbow of colours and strange shapes and sizes can be seen in many of the grasslands and shady woodlands that we care for.

Learn more about some of the different types of fungi you can find in the Midlands.

Bats at dusk

Look out for bat droppings in the North Bath House at the Villa

Bats are more active during the dusk of autumn as they start to feed up on insects ready for hibernation.

The lesser horseshoe bat is rare in the UK, but often spotted in the West of the Midlands. Up to nine different species have been spotted at one time.

Help us track how many bats we can see this autumn on Facebook.

Widlife spotters

Calling all wildlife spotters out there, our experts have pulled together this handy free download to help you identify autumn leaves.

From sycamore to oak, sweet chestnut to birch, how many will you find this autumn?

50 things

Will you complete more of your wildlife 50 things challenges this autumn?

  • Catch a falling leaf
  • Play conkers
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree
  • Create some wild art
  • Explore inside a tree

#ntchangingcolours

Murmuration of Starlings over Pembrokeshire

As you venture out and about this autumn don't forget to send us your photos.

We love the colours and wildlife of this time of year, we'd love to see what you've been spotting on your visits.