This week’s nature study was on autumn leaves. Of course, if you’re in central Ohio in the middle of October, there is no better nature study than that! Not only were we able to observe the changing foliage everywhere we went, but it made for a really good trip down to The Wilds, the nature conservation safari we’ve been to multiple times this year. This visit did not disappoint. The animals may not have been as active as they were during other parts of the season, but there were quite a few good encounters, and of course, the beautiful scenery that just can’t be found anywhere else!
The leaves are just past peak this week in Ohio, with last week's neon orange and bright reds turning into more muted colors.
The leaves are still a beautiful orange, although some have begun to drop from the trees.
And all of the rest of the pictures are from The Wilds. Be warned, there are a lot. But there are some foliage pictures from The Wilds mixed in, so it counts. 😉
A zebra with a background of Ohio autumn foliage...bet you don't see that everyday!
The difference between horns and antlers--horns are permenant and hollow inside, antlers are temporary and solid.
Giraffe at sunset
Beautiful autumn leaves
Little baby rhino
White tailed deer
Gorgeous fall day!
This creepy not-so-little guy was climbing up the side of a building by the carnivore conservation center
Bitty Bug and her daddy
These trees have already dropped most of their leaves
Bug feeding the catfish
Autumn in Ohio
Beautiful foliage near the entrance