Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills, OH

I don’t know what tree that is with the reddish leaves but there were a lot of them in Ohio and every single one seemed to be glowing.

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3 Responses to Pond

  1. Tango says:

    Looks like a maple.

  2. Robert says:

    Maple is probably correct, specifically a Red Maple (acer rubrum). It’s not as common down here in my part of NC as the Sugar Maple (acer saccharinum), but you see a lot of the if you travel about. The Sugar Maple’s leaves turn a lovely gold color in the fall, while the Red Maple’s turn a bright red, or scarlet, as your photo shows.

  3. Robert says:

    Correction: Sugar Maple is acer saccharum. Acer saccarinum is the Silver Maple. Two very similar-looking Latin names misled me.

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