tamaracks

©Lisa Johnson

Spiders ballooning, raptors migrating, some lingering butterflies and the World Series moths fluttering ...

And all this before Larry Weber's favorite season of aut-win!

Joe Lapp - Flickr

Larry Weber says it's tamarack time!!  He's also spotted ballooning baby spiders, "World Series" moths and shaggy-name mushrooms.

If those names confuse you, it's ok: you've just entered the season of Aut-Win.

Lisa Johnson

Phase one is the showy fall color of September trees.

Phase two is the yellow gold of the aspens at the beginning of October.

Last but not least: phase three.  The tamaracks show up everyone else with their show mid-October. 

Thorsburg Photography

This week's wind and rain resulted in the big leaf drop Larry Weber's been predicting ... but it's also made for a good week at Hawk Ridge with over a thousand raptors migrating through.