Backyard Almanac: fall has ... flung?

Sep 11, 2020

Frost on an orb web
Credit Eltjo Poort/Flickr

The autumnal equinox isn't until next week, but Larry says frost on the pumpkin - or spider web - and temperatures in the 30s means fall.

But stay on the lookout for birds, butterflies, and dragonflies at Hawk Ridge; insects buzzin' in the goldenrod; apples, high-bush cranberries and more getting ripe; mushrooms and yes, tiny, tiny snapping turtles.

Infant snapping turtle, briefly photographed and then returned to where it was found alongside the St. Louis River
Credit Copyright Chris Pascone. Used with permission.