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Nature & You: Autumn tree leaves can be a source of fun

As you venture outside this autumn, see how many leaves you can catch before they fall to the ground. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

As you venture outside this autumn, see how many leaves you can catch before they fall to the ground. [THINKSTOCK PHOTO]

Autumn tree leaves can be a source of fun

Ahhhhhhh, autumn! It is that glorious time of the year when the daytime temperatures start to ramp down enough that it makes for a pleasant outing into the natural world beyond your home's front door.

Let's assume that you heeded my advice and you're out there in wild America. What do you do once you get there?

My advice to you is thus: Catch a falling tree leaf.

There is a trick, however. It is imperative that you capture the falling leaf before it touches the ground. To do so ensures that you will reap the bounty of lots of increased good luck.

"That sounds like so much malarkey!" you say? Well, maybe so. One never knows, however. Maybe there is not one shred of scientific evidence to support my claim that you will dramatically swell your well of fortune and success. You do the math.

Hey! At the very least, it is a very fun way to burn off some steam as you go racing hither and yon in pursuit of these challenging targets.

— Neil Garrison, NewsOK Contributor

Neil Garrison was the longtime naturalist at a central Oklahoma nature center.

Neil Garrison

Neil Garrison is an outdoor nature enthusiast. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University/Stillwater; he earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology. Prior to his 2009 retirement, he was the Naturalist at a central Oklahoma nature center for 30... Read more ›

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