It’s said that fall carries more gold in its pockets than do all the other seasons combined. It has a bit of red in there, too.

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 This would make a nice pattern on linoleum.

This would make a nice pattern on linoleum.

 Kids learning about raptors at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.

Kids learning about raptors at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.

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A sharp-shinned hawk finds a receptive audience at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.

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A lucky youngster gets to release a sharp-shinned hawk at Hawk Ridge in Duluth. Please notice the handmade binoculars.

 The rusty blackbird, a species with declining numbers, has been seen in good numbers at Hawk Ridge in Duluth. That is great news!

The rusty blackbird, a species with declining numbers, has been seen in good numbers at Hawk Ridge in Duluth. That is great news!

 A white-crowned sparrow enjoying its first fall.

A white-crowned sparrow enjoying its first fall.

 A white-throated sparrow considers costume possibilities for its first Halloween

A white-throated sparrow considers costume possibilities for its first Halloween