Autumn is one of the four Earth’s seasons, that goes after summer and foreshadows winter. This season also can be called as Fall and it is about big changes in nature and environment.
Autumn means a lot of fun and outdoors activities. It brings different colors to the people’s life – yellow, red, orange, brown and more. The temperature becomes colder, days shorter. Animals starting preparation for cold months and plants stop making food, everything in the nature slowly starting to fall asleep.
- Autumn Nature
Temperatures become cooler, in some regions you should be ready even for hurricanes and Autumn season is mostly about rainfalls. But, of course, the main sign of Fall is when leaves start to change their color and everything automatically becomes more magnificent and beautiful.
Plants throwing their seeds on the ground or wind and also some animals can eat them or take for preparation for the winter period.
Autumn is a time for harvest. Farmers and gardeners collect apples, pumpkins, pears, corn and other different crops, because the first frost can come suddenly and all the efforts to growing them will be in vain.
Days become shorter and nights longer. Also the moon is brighter in this period of year and also some new stars can be visible.
Everyone know that Autumn always brings rainy days, gray and heavy clouds in some days in the sky and winds.
In this time of the year different types of mushrooms start to grow. They can have different colors and shapes, but be careful, some of them are dangerous even to touch!
Another interesting thing that happens only in Autumn is murmurations of starlings. The get in big groups with thousands or even more birds and swinging together. It is worth to see!
Also, Autumn season makes birds to fly away to warmer climes, so everyone would be able to see bird “keys”, flying away.
Flora and Fauna
Almost all trees start to change their color, when the Autumn season is coming. It is very pleasant to us to look at this amazing gold, red, yellow and others. So go outdoors and enjoy this amazing time! Feel autumn vibes everywhere.
As the weather becomes colder, the temperature of ground is colder too, that is why plants stop giving food.
The best flower to plant in Autumn is crocus. This small, but very beautiful flower will please you every day with bright colors.
As you know, Autumn is a harvest period. A lot of farmers start to collect their crops, different fruits and vegetables. But it is also a time when you can grow something. For example, a baby spinach, snow peas, radishes, garlic and kale.
When the weather starting to get colder, animals, that living outside, beginning the preparation for cold seasons. There are some ways how animals getting ready for winter.
Some animals grow warm coats! Same as we buy for us warm clothes. Rabbits grow thicker fur and that is why they are able to survive in winter. Even cats or dogs do this, just pay attention if you have a domestic pet.
Other animals fall into special deep sleep, called hibernation. Their body temperature becomes lower and in this way they save energy. This lifestyle applies to bears, chipmunks and skunks.
Finding a shelter is also a good plan to survive the Winter for animals. So in Autumn, they searching for some places inside the trees, under rocks or underground.
When the Autumn season comes, most of the birds’ spices starting to migrate to the warmer places. They fly away in areas, where the average temperature in winter is not so cold and it will be much easier for them to find food and place to live.
Autumn equinox (September equinox) - in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the moment when the Sun passes from the northern hemisphere of the celestial sphere to the southern one. In the Southern Hemisphere, on the contrary, the March equinox is considered autumn, and the September equinox is considered spring. On the day of the equinox, the Sun, as viewed from the equator, rises strictly to the east and sets in the west.
On the day of the autumnal equinox (as well as the spring equinox) on Earth, with the exception of the poles of the Earth, day is almost equal to night. The autumnal equinox can occur at any time from September 21 to 23.
As you know, Northern Hemisphere is a part of the Earth, that is located north to Equator. Here Autumn comes on the 1 of September and ends on 30 of November.
Southern Hemisphere location is south part of Earth to Equator. Seasons here are opposite to Northern Hemisphere seasons. Autumn begins on the 1 of March and finishes at 31 of May.
Autumn in Traditional Holidays Countries of the World
Coming of Autumn to every country and town is a significant event, that is way there are a lot of celebrations and holidays, regarding to greet this beautiful and significant time of the year.
Now we are going to tell you about the best and interesting Autumn tradition in the world!
Dia de Muertos
Dia de Muertos, it is very famous and important holiday for people. In this day everyone gives an honor to those, whom they lost during the lifetime. People painting their faces, making parades and wearing special clothes.
(Korean mask dance. Autor: Tory)
Chuseok takes place in Korea every year. It is a harvest festival with three days’ duration. A lot of Koreans visiting their hometowns, spending time with families, friends and preparing delicious food, by traditional recipes.
Diwali. Go to India and take part in fascinating and amazing festival. It is also called Festival of Lights. People making great fireworks, light thousands of lamps and also cleaning their houses not only from old things, but also from negative emotions. Feel this incredible spirit of the fest in the air.
Thanksgiving, that is celebrated in the USA, is a time for remembering pleasant things and blessings, that happened during the year. In this day, families always get together and having meals with traditional foods.
Autumn season is significant both for nature and people’s life. It is the best time to get together with your families, remember past times and enjoy everything around you, because the nature is very beautiful in this time of year!