The temperatures have cooled considerably and there's a tang in the air, but not much Fall color as yet. Sure, the Virginia Creeper and the Staghorn Sumac leaves are turning red, but the others are still fairly green. There is color, though, mostly from the Fall flowers and berries. Here are the highlights of a walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park on the way to the grocery store this morning.
|Unidentified red berries along the Dykeman Walking Trail|
|A Brown Thrasher snacking on Staghorn Sumac fruit|
|A Bumblebee visiting some Goldenrod|
|Calico Aster in the Dykeman Spring wetland|
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger