Autumn is here

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Notes from Hebden Bridge
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I was up on the moors this morning. On the way there I snapped this mushroom in a patch of woodland. A definite sign that autumn has arrived.

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The trees are beginning to change colour. This happens noticeably earlier on the ‘tops’, which are anywhere up to 350 metres higher than the valley bottom. You can just about see that the leaves of the sycamore in the foreground are already russet. I took this picture on the valley shoulder (the green, flattish pasture between the valley woods and the  moors), about 260 metres above sea level, and 160 metres higher than the valley floor. Further up, some of the trees are already bright oranges and reds.  The oaks, sycamores and horse chestnuts are going first. Down here by the river, autumn colours are just creeping into the tips of the leaves.

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  1. redfox4242 says:

    I love that mushroom. 🙂

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