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Woods during Autumn with colorful fall foliage on trees and leaf litter blanketing the ground.
Leaf Litter

Every autumn, most of our trees drop their leaves, creating a blanket that covers the ground. These leaves not only insulate young plants ready to grow in the spring, but they also shelter numerous small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. During the warmer months these leaves break down and release their nutrients for trees, shrubs and other plants to use for food. These plants, in turn, provide much needed food and shelter for the animals of the woodlands.



Eastern Eyed Click Beetle sits on large blade of green grass
Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

Field full of May Apple plants

Jack in the Pulpit Spathe in Springtime

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