Autumn wildlife

Where to see wildlife

Autumn wildlife

© Jon Hawkins

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During autumn nature has one last burst of energy before the cold days and long nights of winter.

Summer migrant birds have now left and winter thrushes, waders and waterfowl begin to flock to our shores. Fabulous displays of fungi emerge from woodland floors and the tree canopy turns a variety of dazzling autumn shades. Small mammals cram berries and nuts, whilst deer begin to rut.

Autumn in Surrey is an amazing time to experience wildlife. As England's most wooded county, you're never far from a beautiful autumnal woodland reserve to experience the season at its best.

Top autumn wildlife experiences

Orange peel fungi

© Chris Lawrence

Fabulous fungi

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Autumn leaves

© Katrina Martin / 2020VISION

Wonderful woodlands

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Redwing

© Jon Hawkins

Bird migration

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Heathland

© Paul Harris/2020VISION

Blooming heather

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