There are still some trees hanging onto the leaves that are left
Copper Harbor is one of the last places to peak due to its proximity to Lake Superior.
These are photos taken yesterday afternoon (9/30) on Brockway Mountain.
The colors are changing quickly but there is still much green especially in town.
It should be peaking this weekend – let’s hope it doesn’t get too windy!
Lake Superior in a Wild Mood
A great hike (or snowshoe) anytime of the year.
Currently it’s virtually bug free and full of interesting fauna for the fall season.
Hunter’s Point is home to many rare, unusual and endangered plant species. This beauty is Indian Pipe, an actual flower. It starts out white, turns pinkish then darkens until eventually black. The plant is an unusual type of parasite. It does not get its nutrition directly through tree roots, but from an intermediary connection with a mycorrhizal fungus. The fungus transfers some of the photosynthate it derives from the tree roots to the Indian pipe. What a relationship!