Crow’s Nest: Saturated fall color

October 20, 2012

Here’s a few photos from Crow’s Nest this weekend:

The hickory trees are a bright, clear yellow and many of the oaks (above) are a flash of orange. The red maples (below) and sassafras still look great, and now the maple-leafed viburnums (Viburnum acerfolium) are also wonderful ranging from pink to maroon.

Here’s our wolf poplar near the barn surrounded by the yellows of spicebush, ironwood, and a few beech saplings:

Trees form a tunnel over Piersol Road where it runs through the preserve.

On my travels this week (to Hamburg, to give a talk at a workshop for the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, and to Carlisle, for a Stewardship Staff retreat at our Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary) I saw some breathtaking fall color on the Blue Mountain ridges at both places.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on October 20, 2012.