Friday, October 2, 2015

Nature Happenings - October 2015

October 2015

October 2

Look for ripe wild grapes along old stone walls.

October 8

Larch trees, the only northern deciduous conifers, turn brilliant yellow.

October 10

Peek inside goldenrod flowers and you may find yellow crab spiders.

October 15

Look for miniature white parachutes floating in the air; they are milkweed seeds adrift after the pods have burst open.

October 27

Supermoon, the third and last of the year; this full moon appears lighter and brighter than most because it is closer to the earth than usual.

October 28

Rare three-planet conjunction. Before sunrise look for a tight triangle in the eastern sky formed by Venus, Mars, and Jupiter.

October 31

Halloween—don’t be afraid of harmless daddy longlegs inhabiting your garage or basement.

Excerpt taken from Mass Audubon's Outdoor Almanac

Solidago altissima / Tall Goldenrod

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