The season characterized by shortening daylight, falling temperatures and, here in the northeast, leaves changing color is often called autumn, a word apparently derived from Latin. Fall of the leaf was often used in medieval England as a name for the season and seems appropriately descriptive; so fall it will be.
Fall begins with summer-like temperatures and wildflowers still in bloom. Changes, however, come quickly - in past years snow flurries often arrived in mid-October - and by the end of fall temperatures may be well below freezing and the ground may be covered with snow.
Whether in forest and field, a suburban backyard or a city park and whether its a plant, a stream, a scene, a tiny creepy-crawler or something large and charismatic there's always something interesting out there - all anyone has to do is look.
Camera trap photos -- 11/10, 11/12, 11/19 and 12/1