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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

First Week of November

Pick the last Haralson and Regent apples fresh off backyard trees along with late garden strawberry and raspberry fruit. Cattail seeds drift on tiny parachutes. In the increasingly low-angle sunlight, silvery seedheads of dandelions and open pods on common milkweeds make a beautiful sight. Farmers labor to finish corn combining and other field work. Along the Mississippi River, from Lake City into Iowa, pairs of bald eagles are guarding large nests they will use to raise young next spring. Monarch butterflies from Minnesota, east of the Rocky Mountains, and parts of southern Canada traditionally reach their winter home in Mexico by November 1, the Day of the Dead. For local people, the arrival symbolizes the souls of their ancestors returning to Earth for an annual visit.

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