Bare trees and autumn ferns in Beaver Lake Nature Center, New York
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Reflecting on fall
Some of the best things about fall in many parts of North America are the amazing colourful displays across the landscape. While the trees here in Beaver Lake Nature Center, near Syracuse, New York, are already bare, the autumn ferns here cast a radiant reflection on the water. This 267-hectare natural area contains an 80-hectare glacial lake that draws migrating Canadian geese to its shores. Visitors may also see more than 200 species of other birds and over 800 varieties of plants. The nature centre is also a destination for cross-country skiing in the winter, as well as kayaking and canoeing in the summer months.