The first official day of autumn is September 22nd but once Labor Day comes and goes we all go into fall mode. Here are some interesting facts to ponder as you enjoy the last few hazy, lazy days of summer.

Fall begins with the autumnal equinox; this is the day when day and night are the same length of time. After this there will be progressively less daylight hours though winter.

Some of us hope we experience an ‘Indian summer’ this year. This is when the weather continues to be warm and dry even after summer has ended.

Keep your eyes peeled for Monarch butterflies. They migrate from North America to Mexico from August until the first frost.

If your looking for flowers to brighten your home consider zinnias and sunflowers. They’re in season during late summer. This is also a great time for lilies and lavender.

September is prime fruit and vegetable time. Everything from apples to pumpkins to spinach are in season. Many farmers’ markets are still open while it’s warm out so you can take advantage of fresh September produce!

Now is the time to get your flu shot. Flu season can begin as early as October so keep the flu at bay starting sooner rather than later!