This is a Report from Mr Hamilton
On Monday 5th October we went out to look for signs of Autumn. Already around the school, we found many leaves turning brown and falling to the ground. We continued our investigation in Ennismore.
Evidence of Autumn that we found included:
Seeds (acorns, chestnuts, sweet chestnuts, pine cones, sycamore helicopters and barley). Many plants make their seeds during the Summer and they are ready by Autumn. That is why you can find so many seeds in the Autumn.
Fallen leaves (Oak, Sycamore, Ash and many others). Deciduous trees lose their leaves in Autumn because the trees go dormant (go to sleep) in the winter.
Mushrooms – You can find mushrooms at any time of year, but they are most common in the early Autumn.