Weird Weather Dulls 2017 Foliage?

This year seemed to a nice albeit early start to foliage season at the end of August when red maples turned vibrant colors along the wetlands. Unusually cool weather moved the season along quickly. Then the hurricanes formed. While they spared Vermont any of the horrific damage that occurred elsewhere, they seemed to have pushed a bunch of hot air and dry high-pressure systems over Vermont. There's been a string of very warm days likely to culminate in very hot weather next weekend. Then, by the following weekend, more normal cold and perhaps a hard freeze. The trees in Montpelier and other nearby areas seem to be turning golden brown rather than red - still pretty but hardly as vibrant as some years. The season also still seems very early, despite the warm, the dry conditions are causing the trees to drop their leaves, or else maybe they just committed too soon and can't take advantage.

If you see any foliage - pretty or dull, please do add it! It's important to document these 'weird' years. On a more bright note too, the asters of all kinds are LOVING this weather and the marsh aster, flat-topped aster, and Calico aster are all about as pretty as I've ever seen them. Feel free to add fields of aster to this project, they count as fall color too :)

Publicado por charlie charlie, 22 de septiembre de 2017

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@erikamitchell you said the leaves were falling early and kinda ugly by chickering fen too right?

Publicado por charlie hace alrededor de 4 años (Marca)

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