Animal Crossing: New Horizons- When the seasons change and how it affects the island

When you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons you have to take into account several things, and one of them has to do with the seasons and how they affect the island. Being a game where everything happens in real time, both the seasons and the months of the year influence. Some fruits are only available temporarily. The same also applies to insects and fish.

If you are very lost and you are not sure when the seasons change in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and how it affects the island , do not worry. Today we will see both.

When the seasons change

Once you sign up for the Desert Island Settlement Plan you can choose the hemisphere of the island , this is very important as it affects the seasons, just like in real life. This does not influence the content of the game. Well, once it’s cleared up, let’s see when the seasons change according to the hemisphere.

The fishing rod is an indispensable toolNorth Hemisphere:

  • Spring: from February 25 to May 31
  • Summer: from June 1 to August 31
  • Autumn: from September 1 to November 25
  • Winter: from November 26 to February 24

Southern hemisphere:

  • Spring: from August 25 to November 30
  • Summer: from December 1 to February 29
  • Autumn: from March 1 to May 25
  • Winter: from May 26 to August 24

How the change of season affects the island

The change of season affects the flora and fauna of the island. Depending on the type of fish and bug they only appear during certain months of the year . The same thing happens with flora. This is something very important to keep in mind, especially if you want to capture all the fish and critters to complete the Capturapedia.

Cutting down trees you get wooden boards


Spring is one of the best seasons of the year to catch fish and catch critters. Also, the vegetation changes completely . You can now prepare the ax to obtain very valuable resources such as bamboo. It is also the season for cherry blossoms. Remember to carry the net in your pocket to catch the petals that the wind blows away.

In the northern hemisphere the petal fall is light from April 7 to 9, while in the southern hemisphere it takes place from October 7 to 9. The most petals fall are April 10 in the Northern Hemisphere and October 10 in the Southern Hemisphere .


During the summer months the shoreline of the beach fills with shells . On the other hand, there are also many more bugs and insects. Take advantage of captures as many as you can to complete the Capturapedia. Summer conches are from June 1 to August 31 in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere from December 1 to February 29.


In autumn you will see that the adult cedars already have pine cones and the acorns fall from the adult deciduous trees. You just have to shake the trees to collect their fruits . Remember, no using the ax!

As in spring, in autumn you can also collect the leaves that the wind blows with the net . Maple leaves are light from November 7 to 9 in the northern hemisphere, while in the southern hemisphere it is from April 7 to 9. The most intense fall of maple leaves occurs on November 10 in the Northern Hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere on April 10.

If you want to pick mushrooms you can do it from November 1 to 30 in the northern hemisphere . In the southern hemisphere from May 1 to May 31 .

Acorns can be picked from September 1 to December 10 in the Northern Hemisphere . In the southern hemisphere from March 1 to June 10 .

If you are looking for pineapples , then you can get them from September 1 to December 10 in the northern hemisphere . In the southern hemisphere from March 1 to June 10 .


Although there is not so much color on the island during the winter months, it still has its charm. It is snowy season and you can collect snowflakes. Many DIY projects require snowflakes . You also need to create a snowman to create a Christmas atmosphere. In the northern hemisphere, snow covers the entire island as of December 11.

If you have improved the neighborhood management office, you will see that there are some adult cedars decorated in the purest Christmas style. If you shake the cedars, ornaments may fall . These decorations are necessary for special Christmas projects.

You can get snowflakes from December 11 to February 24 in the Northern Hemisphere . In the southern hemisphere from June 11 to August 24 .

If you want to decorate your home, you can get Christmas decorations from December 15 to January 6 in the northern and southern hemispheres.

After seeing how the change of season affects the island, it is clear that it is not an issue to be overlooked. It greatly influences the flora and fauna . To carry out certain projects you will have to accumulate the materials in the storage room, otherwise, when the time comes, you may be missing a resource that can only be obtained at a certain season of the year.


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