Another Nice Quiet Day, Plus Color - UPDATE September 15, 2020

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Color has come on fast in the last couple days with maples as the stars so far. Red maples have smooth leaves and can be red, pink, or yellow and are consistently the same color each year with some variation in intensity. Mountain maples have little mountains and valleys as texture on leaves that are more orange and yellow. Maple leaves will fall in early October while other trees are reaching their peaks of color.

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An article about hiking in bear country by Jim Rahtz came out and includes a name I know.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center