This is an American Beech right here in my woods.
Marie and I made a visit to several parks in Kent County, one of them was Ada Township Park. This is the only place I have found Fringed Gentian and Bottled Gentian growing in the same place.
Also at Ada Township Park...
On one of our weekly trips, my sister Marie and I stopped at a place new to us, Hyser Marsh Wildlife Observation Area. This is in Kent County, Michigan.
Then a hike around Pickerel Lake Park...
Another sister, Sugar, took me on a biking adventure on the M 231 highway - bike trail. We (hopefully) rescued this turtle that was very near the two lane highway. We moved him to a muddy area under the bridge.
Same sister, different bike ride... to Hofma Preserve in Ottawa County, Michigan.
Marie and I visited an unnamed bog one day in Muskegon County...
Mike and I were up north celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary. We were able to stop by Ludington State Park while (my sister) Sugar and her husband, Rick, were camping there. We all went for a walk around the islands on a pretty day.
Driving around northern lower Michigan, we saw some beautiful colors. Sometimes with those big gray clouds and the sun shining on the trees. I'm not sure where we were when I took these images but it was probably Manistee County or Mason County.
Of course we had to hike on the Manistee River Trail, as is our tradition in October. It was a dark, cloudy day but no rain and it was quite warm.
We had a little walk a Magoon Creek Park just south of Manistee.
Now it is November 12 and we are still having nice weather. Even the last two weeks the leaves have been bright and colorful, so a nice autumn I would say.
Maybe the next post there will be snow?