About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Photo Share: Fall Colors

Many factors that play a role in the magnificent color of fall tree leaves are cooler temperatures, changes in rainfall, and most of all, the shortening of daylight hours. Arborist, Rex Bastian of The Davey Tree Expert Company explains, “As chlorophyll production wanes and leaves begin to shut down, turn color, and drop from the tree in the fall, other pigments become visible. The yellows, oranges, and browns were always there, only hidden. The red, pink and purple pigments, however, must be manufactured in leaves during the fall. These colors are the most variable from year to year, because their formation is the most dependent on favorable environmental conditions.”

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If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.

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