Fall Color Activity Page

This activity page is full of plants and animals that you can see in the fall—and it is ready for you to color! Below is a quick guide to the species on the page and the colors they are in real life. You can add realistic hues to your page or use your imagination.

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RSGO Fall coloring page

Red Maple

Red maple leaves © Alicia LeFever
Red maple leaves © Alicia LeFever

Just like the name says, this tree’s leaves turn red in autumn, adding tons of bright color to the forest.

 

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated blue warbler © Ryan Schain
Black-throated blue warbler © Ryan Schain

In the fall, the black-throated blue warbler flies south for the winter. The males have a grey-blue back and a white belly.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterfly © Kris Quinn
Monarch butterfly © Kris Quinn

This orange and black butterfly flies south for the winter. Its caterpillars only eat milkweed plants, so mother monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed.

 

Red Admiral

Red admiral butterfly © William Powell
Red admiral butterfly © William Powell

The red admiral butterfly has big red-orange stripes on its dark wings. It also has small blue-grey spots at the tips of its hind (lower) wings. In Massachusetts, you may see it flying from May through October.

Milkweed Pods

Milkweed pods © Rosemary Mosco, Mass Audubon
Milkweed pods © Rosemary Mosco, Mass Audubon

Milkweed pods burst open in the fall. Out come seeds that are attached to white fluff, which helps carry the seeds away on the wind to land in a new place to grow.

 

New England Asters

New England asters © Greg Thompson, USFWS
New England asters © Greg Thompson, USFWS

Look for bright purple New England asters and other kinds of asters blooming in the fall. Bees and butterflies love visiting these colorful flowers.

From Connections, October-December 2015