Fall colors in full swing

By Katie Alvin Explore Big Sky Contributor

To say that seasons change dramatically in southwest Montana is an understatement. Not only do the days get shorter and temperatures drop, but the color palette makes a striking shift, almost before our eyes. Bright wildflowers and green foliage transform into a warm array of seeds, berries and leaves, providing an opportunity to rediscover our surroundings. Here are some examples of autumn’s transformation you can look for next time you get outside!

Katie Alvin has lived in Big Sky for more than 20 years and owns East Slope Outdoors with her husband Dave. With degrees in Environmental Studies and Soil Science, she has been involved with environmental and outdoor education for 25 years.