We love all the seasons, but there is something quite magical about autumn. The changing season changes the colour of the landscape quite dramatically. Golden yellows, burnt oranges and ruby reds, it really can be spectacular.
The deer rut has started at Charlecote now and we’ve found that the paddock can make a good spot to view the deer because they seem to like the orchard. If you’re lucky, you might see the male deer taking each other on in a clashing of antlers.
Jana, our volunteer photographer, managed to capture this footage last year…
Join us for a deer walk
We have a series of walks planned at dawn and dusk over the coming weeks to give you the opportunity to experience the park at this magical time.
Tickets are £10 per person and they do sell out, so don’t delay – call up and book!
Deer at Dawn: 24 Oct / 30 Oct
Deer at Dusk: 17 Oct / 31 Oct / 6 Nov / 14 Nov
NOW FULLY BOOKED
During the deer’s breeding season, or rut, the researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and ETH Zürich, played male fallow deer (bucks) in Petworth Park in West Sussex, a variety of different calls that had been digitally manipulated to change the pitch and length and analysed their responses. The bucks treated lower pitched and longer calls as more threatening, by looking towards source of the call sooner and for longer, than others.
For more information about our park, visit the website where we have lots of information on all aspects of park life, or browse some of our previous blog posts.