Nature and wildlife November
November - an overview
Shorter days and weaker sun
mean lower temperatures, we can experience the first signs of winter;
gales and snow
are all features of the month. On cold still days mist
and fog are characteristic of November.
What to see
Winter food is becoming scarce for wildlife and berries such as
Holly, Rowan Hawthorn
will be welcome for birds. As the nights are getting longer familiar
garden birds such Garden birds such as the Blackbird,
Tit and Robin
will be more active at dawn and just before dusk in readiness for
the long night ahead. This is a good time to feed birds as they
will appreciate a meal. This will encourage other birds such as
Tailed Tits to visit. Redwing
which have migrated from Northern Europe to winter in Britain can
be seen now.
Later in the month when the tree canopy has mostly gone is a good
time to go looking for birds, if you look carefully you might see
Spotted Woodpecker and look for Treecreeper
which move about the trunk and branches searching for grubs.
Plants are in their dormant stage and there are very few signs of
growth at this time of year, Fungi
should still be seen early in the month.
Redwings and Fieldfares seen 19 Nov 2007
27 November 2010 First snowfall, about an inch. It is over ten years
since it snowed in November in Haworth.
Az suer uz death this month al cum, An ah, tu soin I fear for
Bill o 'th' Hoylus November 1873
Nah mounten snaws dissolve against the sun, An streams yet new,
from presipeces run.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus Nuvember 1874
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