Beautiful, isn’t it, those autumn colours? The leaves fall down and have a warm orange and red colour. But not only the forests get a beautiful appearance, the salt marshes get a red autumn colour.
This is due to samphire. This plant grows on saline soil such as in the Prunje nature reserve next to our accommodation in Zeeland. Samphire turns red because the leaves of the plant store salt. The more salt they hold, the redder they become.
A wonderful moment for a walk, don’t you think? Who knows, you might even spot a spoonbill or common tern.