On Saturday, Jacqui and I visited Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington/Portsmouth area of NH. It it is part of what once use to be Pease Air Force Base (where there are now twenty-something superfund sites), it is an important bird migration habitat, and has some very beautiful forest and wetland habitats.
The ferns on the left are starting to turn yellow as winter is approaching, it was a very warm and pleasant autumn day. The spores (all the black dots) are clearly visible.
Below is gorgeous little red dragonfly, which was constantly flying and hunting around the edge of the wetland, often stopping and pausing on the ferns, tree barks, and my t-shirt.