Reflections at 50: Autumn Splendor at Big Canoe

One of the greatest perks of living in the woods is being able to witness the carnival of colors in during the fall. As established in our previous articles (linked below), Dr. Robert Platt, our former resident ecologist and dedicated conservationist, loved to provide insights and commentary on wildlife and nature in Big Canoe. His article published here – “Autumn Splendor at Big Canoe” – is yet another testament to his commitment to conservation.

Dr. Platt, in his usual meticulous, scientific way, reveals the secret behind the changing leaves, why Big Canoe is such a great place to view fall colors, and what the hues of the leaves indicate about the trees. If you’re curious to know how the weather can intensify the colors, or if you’d like to learn how to identify a leaf by color, check it out.

To learn more about Dr. Platt and his impact on Big Canoe:

Platt and his Environmental Ethic
On the Wildflowers of Big Canoe
Platt and the Black Bears

And look for the story of Dr. Platt in the upcoming “Big Canoe: the First 50 Years,” which can be pre-ordered here.

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