Nat Wheelwright’s latest “Nature Moments” video is especially timely:
The last thing deciduous trees do before dropping their leaves in the fall is salvage nutrients that they can reuse next year. In the process, they reveal orange and yellow colors. Red is a different story: it serves as an autumn sun screen.
The Naturalist’s Notebook by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich (Storey Publishing, 2017) provides guidance and a systematic format for recording your own wildlife observations, with 100% of royalties going to conservation and environmental education.