The subtle colors in the bog right now are putting on a show. Especially the Tamaracks.
Tamarack is considered a conifer and has short green needles like the Black Spruce that they commonly grow alongside, but in the Fall Tamaracks lose their needles like a deciduous tree. I’ve never noticed before that they go through quite a change as they take on their fall color. Right now, before they turn their customary “Smokey Gold” color, they are a very bright Spring green color.
The bright green really shows up against the dark green of the Black Spruce. What a sharp contrast to a rather dreary Fall day.
In many places the ordinarily green Spagnum Moss has turned red!
When I was downloading the photos, I noticed that I also got this little Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea in the photo. You can still see the red veins that this plant uses to attract insects.