NEARCTIC (NORTH AMERICAN)
Temperate Broadleaf Forest

Distribution of Nearctic Broadleaf Forest By (credit to - Terpsichores - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22441317)
Maple leaves (Canada)

In Autumn (or known in North America as Fall), the leaves start to lose their green colour producing chlorophyll, and the other anthocyanin and carotenoid pigments  are revealed in the weeks before the leaves go brown, die and fall off. During this time of the year, the forests turn various reds and oranges, and the tourism to appreciate this is known as 'leaf peeping'. 

For the page on the plants of the North American temperate broadleaf forest

For the page on the birds of the North American temperate broadleaf forest

Sciurus carolinensis, 'Gey Squirrel'.


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".