Just after the last colorful leaves have left the trees and I get depressed thinking of the early darkness and winter to come, I remember that the tamarack trees in Kent Bog are just beginning to show their colors. I've visited the bog in the fall for several years now, and as brightly colored as the tamaracks have been, each tree seems to peak at a different time. Some have lost their leaves while others are bright yellow, and yet others are still green. This year, thankfully, it's different - they are all at their peak right now. Try and make time to see this bonus of fall color in the next couple days, because it won't last long.
The tamarack is a deciduous Larch tree that looks like a conifer, with short needles and seed cones. The stand of tamracks in the Kent Bog is the largest group this far south. It is a cold tolerant tree found mainly in Canada.