Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

playing catch up...

It got busy this autumn, and then Christmas came, and I fell way behind with the blog.
So here come so catching up posts from the autumn. I'll try to do better!

from  October...
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Leaves don’t “turn” orange or yellow. These colours are in the leaves all along. When plants shut down in fall, they stop photosynthesizing, and the green fades, letting the orange and yellow shine through. The orange is produced by chemicals called carotenes, which also make carrots orange.
So what about red and purple leaves? Some trees and other plants, such as red maple and sumac, produce chemicals called anthocyanins that produce vibrant red or purple leaves in response to weather cues in fall. These chemicals are the same ones that give colour to red apples, purple grapes, and blueberries!
Orange leaves can also be caused by carotenes and anthocyanins mixing it up. In some sugar maples, you can see a range of colour from yellow to brilliant orange to red in the same tree, depending on how much sunlight the leaves received, which affects how much anthocyanin they produce.
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