Autumn Facts

Autumn Facts
Autumn is one of the four seasons on Earth and is the transition from Summer into Winter. In North America, Autumn is also known as the fall, in which both Thanksgiving and Halloween are celebrated. One of the main features of Autumn is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees. See the fact file below for more information on Autumn.
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  • Autumn is one of the four seasons.
  • It is the transition from Summer into Winter.
  • The weather also begins to get colder and many plants stop making food. Autumn is the time when deciduous trees shed their leaves. The leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow or brown before falling.
  • The Autumnal Equinox (around September 23 in the Northern Hemisphere and March 21 in the Southern Hemisphere) signifies the start of Autumn, and it ends with the Winter Solstice (around December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and June 21 in the Southern Hemisphere.)
  • Many animals begin to prepare for the winter by storing food in their nests and dens or fat on their bodies.
  • In Autumn, there is less sunlight because the days are shorter.
  • Pumpkins are a big crop during Autumn. They are used for pies, soups and Jack-o-Lanterns on Halloween.
  • Many animals begin to grow warmer coats to prepare for the cold weather following Autumn.
  • In the United States, autumn is a time when Thanksgiving and Halloween are celebrated by many people.
  • Many crops are harvested in Autumn.