The Sunday Naturalist

Your Sunday Naturalist was on the trail again this past weekend, this time hiking up in Ticino’s Alto Malcantone region. For most of Switzerland, winter officially arrived a couple of weeks ago, but here in Lugano we’re still seeing relatively mild temperatures and many trees with leaves still clinging to their last vestiges of autumn life.

The low position of the sun in the late afternoon November sky helped provide a lovely backlighting for those leaves yet to fall to the ground. It wasn’t until I got home and looked at the photos on my computer that I noticed the active work of insects who had cut rectangular pieces out of many of the leaves.

I hope you enjoy this gallery of glowing leaves…

 

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About Doc Bretto

Equal parts teacher, naturalist, teacher educator, and education researcher, I have a Ph.D. in science education and nourish my soul with a steady diet of anthropology, history, and philosophy--but also with photography, gastronomy, fußball/football, and freeriding in the European Alps.
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3 Responses to The Sunday Naturalist

  1. those almost resemble aspen leaves 🙂 just gorgeous!!!

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