On Saturday (17 OCT) I led a walk for the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy at their Sylvan Solace Preserve west of Mt. Pleasant. I only had one couple show for the scheduled walk, but we had a great time discussing the why and how of fall color change. We marveled over how the trees can tell us the history of the landscape. We walked and talked for about an hour along the preserve's River Loop Trail enjoying the crisp fall air and the brilliant colors of the leaves.
When our scheduled walk was over, I went back out on the trail to photograph a few of the trees and other fall scenery. Here is a little bit of what you missed.
|Fungi on rotting log|
|Big-tooth Aspen against the sky|
|Red Maple leaves|
|Fungi on an aspen log|
|Oak and Aspen along the River Loop Trail|
|Woolly Oak Galls and spider - the gall are caused by small wasps|
|White Oak leaves|