Ahhh, September is here!


September is the month that the fall season starts, bringing with it the many other “seasons” of its own-harvest season, hunting season, and the holiday season. Leaves begin to turn different colors, the air turns chilly, and geese can be seen flying in Vs. Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) captures the essence of September in a poem:

The golden-rod is yellow;

The corn is turning brown;

The trees in apple orchards

With fruit are bending down. 

The gentian’s bluest fringes

Are curling in the sun;

In dusty pods the milkweed

Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest,

In every meadow nook;

And asters by the brook-side

Make asters in the brook.

From dewy lanes at morning

The grapes’ sweet odors rise;

At noon the roads all flutter

With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens

September days are here,

With summer’s best of weather,

And autumn’s best of cheer.

But none of all this beauty

Which floods the earth and air

Is unto me the secret

Which makes September fair.

‘Tis a thing which I remember;

To name it thrills me yet:

One day of one September

I never can forget.


“September” is reprinted from Poems. Helen Jackson. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892. http://www.poetry-archive.com/j/september.html


We challenge you to get outdoors more this fall! Take a fall walk at Miller Conservation Farm with your family, go hunting with family and friends, or pick some apples to make an apple pie! We LOVE to see our Seneca County residents getting outside and enjoying conservation, so tag us in your pictures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

Happy September!

About Sarah Schott

I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors my entire life. My enjoyment of writing, reading, and teaching others leads me to want to share my passions of the environment. I have also found conservation to be very important and I am well aware of how important conservation choices are! Through my work with the District, I like to deliver information that is helpful, inspiring, and challenging for our readers to make even better conservation choices of all our natural resources!

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