October Photo of the Day 10.16.21

Moosewood Maple catching the light….

The leaves on this Moosewood Maple tree were just beginning to change to the pale yellow fall color that distinguishes this plant in the forest. The way the leaves reflect the filtered light in these deeply shaded forests always amazes me.

Across the rocky higher elevations, the black huckleberry shrubs are in full bloom as well. The leaf color ranges from deep burgundy to bright red-orange. Lining the trail up the south ridge of Cadillac Mountain, they create a stunning display against the evergreen needles of pitch pine and juniper….

Black Huckleberry – Gaylussacia baccata

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