Autumn Colors Continue to Creep Into The Woodlands At Community Park
Well it’s now over two weeks since I started this blog post. It is about a hike I took on a sunny afternoon, at the Community Park near my home in Hazle township Luzerne County . I wanted to see how the Autumn colors were progressing on the trees surrounding the park. It was early October and I discovered they were getting nearer to their peak .
Only a few weeks ago hundreds of dragonflies, butterflies, wasps and bees could be seen near their flowers along the lake. Last week only a few dragonflies could be seen. The few I saw were all of this species and were mating and depositing their eggs in the cool waters of the lake. The adults will not survive the cold but their offspring will hatch and begin their lives as nymphs in the cold waters of the lake.
and the frost aster. I never realized there were this many different species of asters in our area. I always thought they were the same flower. It wasn’t until I got the plant identification app for my iPhone that I learned of the many species that bloom in our area. Once again I was reminded you are never too old to learn.
I finished my three mile hike under the large, mainly oak and maple, trees in the park, as the sun filtered through the changing leaves. It was a pleasant day for a hike and I hope we get many more before the real cold weather settles in. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs of the Autumn colors I saw at the park. Community Park walk October 6 2020.
I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. Nathaniel Hawthorne