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Week 3 Report

Autumn Colours 2008

September 15 -September 26, 2008

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Third Report - Autumn Colours

Kouchibouguac national park has reached approximately 15% of its autumn colours. The past week gave us cool fall temperatures with two good frosts. Several maples along Route 117 are full of colour; yellows, oranges and reds are visible more and more along the pedestrian paths, bicycle paths, and other access roads. The Claire-Fountain path, forming a loop of approximately 3 km offers several panoramic sights along the rivers Rankin Brook and Black River. One is almost assured to see various birds and wildlife.

Along Route 134 from Dalhousie to Campbellton, and Route 17 to Robinsonville as well as
down the Gaspe coast as far as Carleton there has not been a big change. The colours are starting to develop but are still very muted and only rare trees in full conversion.

From St. Martins to the Saint John Airport on Hwy 111 west, the trees are telling us it is autumn. Rust, red and yellow are splashed on the hill sides of the Fundy Trail Parkway, through to Sussex on Hwy 111 east.

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Photo taken off a bridge over the Millstream River along route 880.
Credit: Marylou Wiggins
Kings and Queens Counties are showing about 30% colour to date. Fall is beginning to give us a great show. As you drive along the roads the asters, still in beautiful colour, give a brilliant show against the browning fields of hay. The occasional maple can be found in full crimson red. The otherwise tips of red adds a surprising contrast. This can all be seen as you travel along route #1 and Route #121 from Sussex to Saint John. A fantastic view can be found looking over the water at Lakeside (121) below Hampton and it would put you so close to the wooden bridge crossing to Darlings Island. You would not want to miss this tour, it's got lots of foliage on the mountain tops bursting with colour.

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Nictau Fall 2008
Credit: Bill Miller
Nictau fall colors are behind a good week or more, there have been several heavy frosts, the change is maybe only 5 % of the leaves have turned.

This New Brunswick Autumn colours report is brought to you by the Canadian Forestry
Association of New Brunswick. More information on Autumn Colours can be found on our
website at www.cfanb.ca