Mushrooms become more prevalent in autumn and winter, so they are definitely something you might spot on a woodland walk or find at the bottom of the garden. Here's a lovely photograhic poster to share with the kids.
Mushrooms Poster 2
We see illustrations of toadstools like this in stories (Alice through the Looking Glass, for example) and the red toadstool with white dots therefore seems so pretty and innocent, but these can be very poisonous indeed! So if you come across toadstools like this, avoid ...
Autumn is a good time to talk about bird migration with the kids. Swallows are particularly fascinating: our swallows migrate to South Africa for the winter, travelling at speeds of up to 22 miles per hour and covering distances of up to 200 miles a day.