|Autumn is here!|
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree...
On this first day of autumn, there are already plenty of gorgeous colors to see outside our windows, on the trails, and in the forest as plants begin to put on a final display of brilliance before laying to rest for the winter. Here are a few plants I spotted wearing their autumn colors during the forest ecology class I attended last weekend:
|Bunchberry, sans berries.|
As you can see, it's not only the big leafy trees that change colors in autumn! Be sure to tear your eyes from the treetops and look at the ground underfoot for those colorful seasonal hues.