Observations for September 2017

After August’s summer weather, suddenly We’re into early fall. The lush vivid greens of summer seem a little duller than a few weeks back and a few boughs here and there show fall colors from the cool nights. Summer and fall jostle day by day for prominence. Sometimes one and sometimes the other holds sway for a few days. But as the smells of summer give way to those of early fall, and as the earlier sunsets and clearer nights foretell, the season is clearly changing. The changes bring opportunities to see nature in ways we haven’t thought about for a year.

Tell us what you see or hear or smell as fall arrives. Share it with the 160+ subscribers to the Kent CAC Nature Almanac! It’s easy — click here then scroll to the end of the page and fill in the form. (Your first observation might take a little while to show up since we need to manually process it to help keep “spam” to a minimum.) We’ll pick your observation up and assemble it with others for publication at the end of the month. Or, if you’d prefer, you can send your observations to almanac@kentcac.info. Either way works!

Beth Herr and Dave Ehnebuske