If you ever got confused on which season is this? is it autumn or is it spring? Often when we see leaves falling we wonder if it’s autumn, but what actually is that leaves fall in order to create new leaves, that is actually spring.
The confusion can be sorted out by looking onto the hemisphere in which one’s country/state fall.
Spring: 1 March to 31 May
Summer: 1 June to 31 August
Autumn: 1 September to 30 November
Winter: 1 December to 28 February
Spring: 1 September to 30 November
Summer: 1 December to 28 February
Autumn: 1 March to 31 May
Winter: 1 June to 31 August
Spring: 21 March to 20 June
Summer: 21 June to 20 September
Autumn: 21 September to 20 December
Winter: 21 December to 20 March
Spring: 21 September to 20 December
Summer: 21 December to 20 March
Autumn: 21 March to 20 June
Winter: 21 June to 20 September
- Prevernal (early or pre-spring): Begins February or late January (mild temperate), March (cool temperate). Deciduous tree buds begin to swell. Migrating birds fly from winter to summer habitats.
- Vernal (spring): Begins March (mild temperate), April (cool temperate). Tree buds burst into leaves. Birds establish territories and begin mating and nesting.
- Estival (high summer): Begins June in most temperate climates. Trees in full leaf. Birds hatch and raise offspring.
- Serotinal (late summer): Generally begins mid to late August. Deciduous leaves begin to change color. Young birds reach maturity and join other adult birds preparing for autumn migration. The traditional “harvest season” begins.
- Autumnal (autumn): Generally begins mid to late September. Tree leaves in full color then turn brown and fall to the ground. Birds migrate back to wintering areas.
- Hibernal (winter): Begins December (mild temperate), November (cool temperate). Deciduous trees are bare and fallen leaves begin to decay. Migrating birds settled in winter habitats.