November wildlife

Most hibernating animals are tucked up for the winter by now. A good time for birdwatching as lack of leaves on trees means that birds are now more visible.

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Holly and Mistletoe berries ripening in time for Christmas.

Sloes ripening on Blackthorn ready for the gin after the first frosts.

Birds

Song Thrush starts singing again.

Mammals

Bats still seeking hibernation sites, continuing to feed and mate when warm enough, but increasingly time is spent torpid.

Dormice should be hibernating by now, tucked up in their nests, typically in holes at the base of a tree or under a log.

Insects

Burnet moth hibernates.

Garden Tiger moth hibernates.

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