Woodland Trust

Nature's CalendarNature Detectives

Have you spotted any signs of spring yet? Look out for butterflies this month.

Beech first autumn tint. Margaret Bartonfirst autumn tinting

When several leaves on the same tree or branch have started to change colour – first indication of autumn colouring.

The effects of drought: In dry summers some species such as beech and birch may show the effects of drought, which can be confused with the onset of autumn.

These include early colour changes and shrivelling and falling of leaves.

Record the date you see first tint whatever the cause.