Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Looking for fall colors

  • by: Jim Gilbert Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 3:48 PM

John Burroughs, a well-known American naturalist and writer, once described October as “the time of the illuminated woods.” That is equally true in Minnesota, but we also need to add the month of September. People from New York, New Hampshire and Maine believe that when the Northeast flares with its display of colorful leaves there is no other section of the country that compares. I can understand their enthusiasm when they look out at the red maples, paper birches, tulip trees, eastern redbuds, sugar maples, red oaks and many other woody plants that add to the pageantry. Millions of people drive hundreds of miles to see New England’s concentrated palette of fall foliage. That’s great, but people in Minnesota and Wisconsin, China and Japan, Germany and Sweden, and other locations in the Northern Hemisphere can also enjoy foliage color in their homelands.

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