Fall colors in Southcentral Alaska often don’t last long. Predominantly yellow with some orange and crimson hues, the challenge is always the weather. Mid-September is peak time for color, and is also often when storms roll through with rain and strong winds that tend to strip leaves in a hurry. It’s not just deciduous trees that brighten the landscape…lots of shrubs add their share like the Devil’s Club below. Bearberry and Bog Blueberry are among the brightest red groundcover
Autumn is a special time with accelerated purpose and a quickened pace for many wild creatures. Snow could come at any time as the temperatures slide downward, and animals that store food work extra hard to put enough away. It’s a good time to be out and about.