Along the Air Line... 2009 - Fall, Part 1
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 23rd. Sumac (Rhus sp.) has started to turn.

 

 

As have the Red Maples (Acer rubrum).

 

 

September 26th.

 

 

September 28th. New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis). This is a "late bloomer" due to regrowth after being mowed earlier in the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

A common fall Aster (Aster sp.).

 

 

A Stinkpot mud turtle (Sternothaerus odoratus).

 

 

 

 

 

Say "Ahhh."

 

 

September 29th. Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) were hatching, digging their way to the surface, and heading to water.

 

 

October 2nd. Another foggy dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

October 4th. Foggy, and the leaves are getting colorful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note the beaver trails through the lily pads.

 

 

October 9th. A rainy afternoon at Cranberry Bog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiflora Rose hips (Rosa multiflora).

 

 

Raspberry canes. Spiny!

 

 

 

 

 

October 10th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silverrod (Solidago bicolor), a white Goldenrod.

 

 

White Baneberry or "Doll's-eyes" (Actaea pachypoda).