Forests are not the only habitats that have beautiful leaves in autumn. Here are two photos of a common prairie plant, wild bergamot (aka beebalm or Monarda fistulosa). Both photos were taken yesterday in a small restored prairie.
As is usually the case, you have to look a little closer to see the beauty in a prairie as compared to forests or other “show off” habitat types. It’s not a lot of work, though, and is usually worth the effort!