The fall color has started in our part of Colorado. This flaming burst of color is located by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, across from Bohn Park. Pockets of aspen gold are popping up. And, the bull elks in the Rocky Mt. National Park are seeking out a harem.
Early in September, Dan West, a Colorado State Forest Service entomologist, said that the upper and mid part of Colorado would peak close to normal times, which are the third and fourth weeks of September. The southern area would peak the first two weeks in October. But, with that area experiencing extreme drought this year, the colors may not be as spectacular, and you would probably see more browns. West suggests that you will need to get up close to the trees to see their best colors.
Send in your most spectacular or unique fall photos of the Lyons area 2020 by Monday, September 28, and we will print them in the next edition, October 1. Include your full name, and the location and date of the photograph. OK to include people and animals (and identify them, and the ages of the kids). If we have more than five submissions, our photography judges will pick the top most unique photos! LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com