|Arrazola (Irati) Valle de Aezkoa 11-10-2013|
It seemed a month ago that the fall would be advanced, as in many places due to the lack of water the leaves of many trees were changing color.
Now, however, the forest is so green that it seems that we fall, if not for the high areas catching color before the low, and the abundance of fruits, both hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and the of themselves have, among others.
Possibly, but will have to go see him week after week, the increased intensity and amount will be achieved towards the last week of October / first of November.
Here we are the fruit of the seed open and ready to fall. Squirrels, dormices, wild boards and many kinds of birds will eat them. Common finches are of those birds that we see frequently eating beechnuts on the road where they have fallen seeds, which were then crushed by cars, providing work.
They are edible for humans, once easily peel and remove the hairs that can give us a little itchy in the throat.
In the pastthey was used for human meal making flour with them, and later for the pigs.
|Common finch( Fringilla coelebs)|
|Arrazola(Aezkoa valley,Navarre) october 20, 2013|
|Arrazola Information Point ( Aezkoa Valley )|
In principle , the prognosis for the fall holds for the last week of October, first of November.
|Hypholomas in the water reservoir area of Irabia. They are toxic|
|The birth of an amanita.|
|Pale tussock(Calliteara pudibunda)|
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|Arrazola car parks (2). At this time, the 3 car parks of Irabia reservoir water were full|
Already passed the long weekend of all saints (Halloween) where more than 2300 people passed through the entrance to Irati forest of Arrazola (Aezkoa valley) seeking the colors of the autum. However, this year the fall is a bit late, and probably in this weekend will be when maximum color that can reach before the wind and rain (yesterday was raining all the day, and today remains the same) pull the leaves.
|Irati, from the window of my house at 9:21|
In the bordering southern valleys , however, it is possible to lengthen a little more, because having lower altitude the cold and wind they affected less , and because around here oaks holds longer the leaf than beeches (also emerge later.)