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Signs of Autumn or is this a map of a city?
Take a closer look! Learn more about autumn leaves.
Mystery Nature Object
This is a microscopic view of an object; this is part of an object that has been magnified to 200 times it's size. How big would you be if you were 200 times your size?
The leaf looks a lot like the street map of a town or city. Part of a leaf's job is to move glucose from place to place, just like roads allow us to move from lace to place. The veins of a leaf are the dark green areas just like roads on the map below.
What happens to leaves in the fall?
Some trees, like this maple are called deciduous trees. They change color in the fall and the leaves die and drop to the ground while the tree remains dormant or resting through the winter. For more information about leaves check out the Usda forest website.
The photo above is part of the leaf below. It was a mix of colors. I thought the pattern of color change was iteresting and wanted to see it closer. What happens to a leaf as the colors change? Take a look and compare the red and green portions of the leaf. Compare, how are the red and green regions different.
New Questions I wonder
I wonder how come the edges seem to change color first? Is this true of all
leaves that change color?