It’s raining, the leaves are falling, and there is a nip in the air–hooray, it’s fall! Time to uncover your coziest sweaters, discover your favorite hot beverage at the Bistro, and revel in all things pumpkin! There’s something magical about grabbing your rain gear, tromping around among the colorful leaves, and listening to the geese fly overhead. Fall tourism or “leaf peeping” is big business in the New England states, but Oregon puts on some pretty impressive leaf shows as well. Fall bird migration is also in full swing so it is the perfect time to explore bird watching–take a walk at Minto Brown or visit nearby wildlife refuges like Ankeny or Basket Slough. And if you just feel like curling up in a comfy chair with a good book, check out the interesting selection of autumn-related print and e-books listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.
Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods. –William Wordsworth