Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Colours

The October foliage colours in the Bella Coola Valley were much better than most years this fall.  It must be the result of the very dry hot summer and relatively nice fall with a few cool days in early October.  Most years the Cottonwoods often drop their leaves while still green or only partially coloured, but this year it seems the extensive stands of valley bottom Cottonwood took on a very nice yellow while the birch in most cases was brilliant yellow.  The only thing missing were the reds that are characteristic of the vast eastern mixed hardwood stands, but all in all a nice bonus to the end of the summer. The rain of the last few days pretty much ended the fall colour display.

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