Summer is the favorite season of many people for many reasons (ice creams, vacations, good weather …), and it runs from approximately June 21 to September 22 or 23 in the northern hemisphere. Summer is characterized by its warm and sunny days , but summer storms and even torrential rains can also follow. And is that summer, despite its marked and high temperatures, can have different types of weather.

June 21 is the summer solstice, the day on which we have the longest day, with the sun rising earlier and setting later than ever. For wildlife watchers this is the time when insects are most abundant, so it is an excellent time for all those who want to know better about moths, dragonflies, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles … , and many other amazing insects.

Summer is also a good time to go to a fun camp or to go to the seashore and take a good dip. If you do, do not forget to walk along the sand on the shore and observe what fascinating mysteries the waves drag onto the beach: shells, stones, messages in a bottle …

The 6 best things to do in summer

  • Enjoy Poppy Fields : June, July and August are the months when poppies are in full bloom and the sight of an entire field of bright red poppies is one of the great summer shows that you should not miss. You’ll also find common poppies in bloom along roadsides, field edges, or even in towns and cities where construction work has disturbed the soil.
  • Observe bats: bats are more active on summer nights. Look for them just after sunset in larger forests, parks, and gardens. Of course, keep in mind that it is difficult to identify different species without using special detectors of bats that are guided by the sounds they make.
  • See butterflies: with white tones, with green flecks, with wooded colors, with red tones … these are just some of the colors of the butterflies that you can find in a garden. Visit other habitats during the summer and discover some of the strangest butterflies.


  • Watching young birds : Many chicks look different from their parents when they hatch, such as robins, which are brown with mottled chests, and it is a sight to see. Look for young birds in early summer and see if you can recognize them. If you look closely from a distance, you may see the parent birds feeding their young. This is fabulous! But be careful, because it is common for the young to get confused and move away from the nest. Never take them home with you because their parents might look for them and not find them!
  • Learn to identify trees by their leaves : Each tree has a different leaf shape. Removing individual leaves from a tree will not harm it and will allow you to create a leaf sorting lab or album like a scientist.
  • Visit the seashore : explore rock pools, sand and stone beaches, build castles, travel by boat and look for whales and dolphins… the coast can offer a wide variety of wildlife shows. And if it’s hot enough you can cool off too!

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