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Nature gallery

The glories of the season came alive at UNC’s Coker Arboretum on Thursday after an overcast and rainy week. The Persian Ironwood’s honey yellow leaves on its wide canopy caught the sunlight and glowed. On the ground, its leaves mingled with the golden leaves of a nearby Ginkgo. The Ginkgo also provided the perfect place to sit for Jorge Vallecillo, and other students also took advantage of the warm day to catch some sun. Also pictured: A Ginkgo made some golden tinsels for nearby building. The curve and flared out branches of a California Incense-Cedar and the leaves of a Trident Maple. Photos by Monica Chen