Submitted by AJ Cann on Sat, 23/09/2017 - 09:07

Pendunculate Oak Quercus robur

Which ever way you look at it (meteorological autumn beginning on 1st September or equinoctial autumn starting 22nd September), it is now autumn. Read more...

If you're an ornithologist or a mycologist that's a good thing. The birds have their winter plumage and are back on show or on migration, and the fungi are pushing up from the damp soil. If you're a botanist, autumn could be the start of a lean period, unless you're into bryophytes, and for entomologists, as the flying insects thin out it's time to start scrabbling around under logs for beetles and springtails. Autumn is a Marmite season - love it or hate it.