As the world wafts into the heart of October, nature lovers at my latitude start paying attention to leaves. Actually, even those who foster the quaint notion that everything outside their car window is mere scenery get excited about trees and their teeming engines of photosynthesis because fall is all about FOLIAGE! Leaf peepers of the world, be advised: a wave of wild autumn color will soon be cresting over your area. Will you be looking at leaves this weekend? Will you be looking at birds? Share your plans in the comments below!

The family and I will be heading down to Potter County, PA for peak foliage and fall feeder birds. Corey will be in New Haven, CT, for various social obligations, none of which portend to add species to his Connecticut life list.  Charlie will probably spend his weekend dreaming up further ways to bedevil bloodthirsty Maltese bird hunters.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

On a gorgeous autumn weekend, any place can be beautiful… even Brooklyn!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.