The year is marching on despite COVID’s best efforts, and we find ourselves in my second favourite month after May. September with the Autumn equinox halfway through lies on the cusp between seasons. The weather can often hold fair, and wildlife is both fascinating and unpredictable for nature lovers.
It can feel as if nature is holding its breath before unleashing autumn.
Birdsong is at an all-time low, our summer visitors have gone, and autumn arrivals are yet to come. Spiders seem to be appearing everywhere, and apple trees are sagging with the weight of this year’s fruit.
Blackberries and bramblesbring back memories of pleasure and pain from my childhood outdoor adventures and crane flies, otherwise, know as daddy long legs, seemed to be everywhere, clinging to windows. Their grubs are terrible for our grassroots but valuable food for our starlings.