• Photo of mist drifting over Moraine Park meadow on a spring morning. NPS Photo by C. Brindle

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Trees in Winter

a photo of fall aspen leaves
Aspens (Populus tremuloides) lose their leaves in winter and must grow new ones in the spring to be able to photosynthesize.
Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Ernie Bernard.
 
a photo of Englemann spruce
An Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) keeps its needles all winter to be able to photosynthesize quickly in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Ernie Bernard.

Did You Know?

a photo of author William Allen White

Author William Allen White, the editor of the Emporia Gazette in Kansas, won a 1922 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial “To an Anxious Friend.” His vacation cabin sits near the Moraine Park Visitor Center.