Along the Air Line... 2008 - Fall, Part 4
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 25th. Surely the last Aster of fall.

 

 

October 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Beaver (Castor canadensis) stopped for a snack before returning to its lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 29th. Muted tapestry of oaks, hickories, and beech dominate now that the maple leaves have fallen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of several small falls on the Colchester Land Trust's "Air Line Trail Gateway" property near the Bull Hill crossing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) "hips" or fruits.

 

 

Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowsii) retains its leaves and berries.

 

 

October 30th. Geese and ducks are plentiful on the marsh again now that duck season is over for a little while.

 

 

 

 

 

November 1st. Pre-dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) massing for takeoff.

 

 

And away they go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oaks still hold their leaves.

 

 

A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla).

 

 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius).

 

 

November 2nd. Frosty, and a thin coat of ice on much of the marsh.