52 Wild Things to Do in 2012: autumn

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Welcome to our guide to autumn - our top picks of the British wildlife activities you can get involved with. We’ve canvassed experts and adventurers, including friends from BBC shows Springwatch, The One Show and Coast, to help create the ultimate list of wild activities for every season.

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52 Things to do in Autumn logo

Welcome to our guide to autumn - our top picks of the British wildlife activities you can get involved with this season.

We’ve canvassed experts and adventurers, including friends from BBC shows Springwatch, The One Show and Coast, to help create the ultimate list of wild activities for every season.

 

AUTUMN:

1. Five autumn leaves to spot

Learn your spindles from your maples

2. Watch the rut

Jousting red and fallow deer present unmissable autumn spectacles...

3. Volunteer for a day

Find out how to improve your local patch, nature reserve or wild area...

4. Create a wildlife pond

Boost the wildlife value of your garden by adding a pond...

5. Ten top autumn activities 

Try something new this season from learning new birdsongs, picking up a paintbrush or joining a fungi foray...

6. How and where to see red squirrels

Autumn sends squirrels into overdrive, maximising your chances of close-range encounter...

7. Watch bird ringers at work

A rare chance to get really close to wild birds and get new insights into them too...

8. Be bewitched by moths

Find out how to start "mothing" once the sun sets...

9. Forage for fruit, nuts and nettles

By September, trees and shrubs groan under the weight of food for free...

Click here to read the rest of our 52 Wild Things To Do in 2012.