4 responses to “E.C. Manning Provincial Park”

  1. Matt

    Fall is my favorite time of year for a walk in the woods- thanks for your photo. It makes me want to get out there as soon as possible. I am intrigued by the continuity of the forests that our cool, humid climate imparts. The photo you posted reminds me of the lowland forests here in SW Washington.

  2. Patricia

    There was an item in the Ottawa Citizen to-day about the health benefits of walking among the trees. Our trees, here in Eastern Ontario are now colouring red, gold and orange. Tis beautiful

  3. Anthony

    Why would being in the woods affect the color of the maple leaves? Are the spindly trees in the foreground also vine maple or just the ground cover? I have been told that vine maple grows in California coastal forest but I do not recall ever seeing it. How far south does it go? Thanks for another great picture of BC!

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Anthony, the distribution of vine maple extends as far south as northern California. The spindly trees in the foreground are also vine maple, yes – almost all of the yellow in this photograph is vine maple, except for the two monocot plants in the very bottom centre of the image.
    As for the colouration of maples leaves, would it be alright if I went into detail on that in a future BPotD? I was planning an entry on Acer circinatum later this week, and I have a great photograph for it. For now, though, the quick answer has to do with the rate of chlorophyll breakdown.

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