Autumn is a time of great transition. On my morning walk through the woods I noticed how different plants handled the change. The fern (above) has given up, its season in the sun over. A few steps down the trail I came upon some Bunchberry (below) it was still green and thriving, and it looked like it has evolved to hang on into much colder weather.
In the spring the timetable of plants is more obvious. They emerge and flower at different times. I guess I haven’t been paying as much attention to what the different plant species do in the Fall.