PHOTOS: Fall foliage at our sanctuaries

One of the best things about autumn is that every day something outside is different. Trees become vibrant and then fade at their own paces, animals prepare for winter, and the weather can change dramatically day to day.

This October was a beautiful time to explore some of our sanctuaries and watch how they change.

Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
A maple tree in Moose Woods at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
Lake Onawa from the top of Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary in Elliotsville. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
Maple leaves in Moose Woods at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
A path to the West Meadow at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
A maple leaf from Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary in Georgetown. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
West Meadow trail at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
Maple leaves on a trail at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
Birch trees along a trail at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
Fallen leaves lining the trail at Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary in Georgetown. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Fall foliage at Audubon Sanctuaries
The path to the West Meadow at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)
Squirrel with apple
A Grey Squirrel runs with an apple at Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary in Falmouth. (Ariana van den Akker/Maine Audubon)