While we haven’t had any frosts yet here in southeast Michigan, I saw my first fall color changes this weekend on a morning hike at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center.
Along with about a dozen other morning risers, we traipsed the Dogwood, Sugar Maple, and Lakeside Trails at the 300-acre center.
It wasn’t long before we heard birds in the canopy and shrubs as we observed Yellow-rumped Warblers, Eastern Phoebes, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, as well as several unexpected Northern Flickers.
The morning hike ended with this gorgeous view of Fairlane Lake, with reflections of the one maple with brilliant red leaves in the water.
For my readers who live in the northern hemisphere, are you seeing any signs of color change in your area?