October 25th. Surely the last Aster of fall.
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
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.