Autumn starts in September, when Jock o' Bennachie notices that daylight gets shorter, and it gets colder and wetter. Autumn is when the earth begins to tilt away from the sun, leading to cooler temperatures and changes in our environment.
- Plants stop producing fruit and most crops are ready to harvest.
- Many animals start to grow thicker coats to protect them from winter.
- Many animals start to store food in nests and dens or in their body as fat.
- Tree leaves start to change colour and wilt (shrivel up).
- Some animals get ready to hibernate.
This is part of the About Autumn information.