Mariton: It is coming.

September 3, 2015

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Wild Sarsaparilla in fall.

Wild Sarsaparilla in fall.

It may be hard to believe during a September heat wave, but fall is coming. The days are shorter and I now walk to the office in the pre-dawn darkness to start my work day. The perfoliated bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata) and the wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis) leaves are turning yellow in many places. I am finding brown crispy tree leaves along the trails that weren’t there last week. Acorns are beginning to fall.