Autumn on Velebit
Because of so many different types of trees and variations in imaginative karst terrain autumn on Velebit is just heaven on Earth! Vegetation layers change all the way from sea to highest peaks, from Mediterranean climate to sub alpine. Autumn on Velebit lasts very long, over a month. On highest forest altitudes (1400-1600m) leafs change color in last third of September while those by the coast do the same in the first third of November.
Most beautiful are beech and maple forests, especially when they are mixed. Colors range from bright yellow to dark red. There are 5 different types of maple on Velebit so some are completely yellow, some totally red, while some trees have all tones, from yellow to red. Colors of beech leafs range from bright yellow to bright brown. Also beautiful are mixed deciduous and conifer forests. When, as a backdrop, you add blue sky or the sea or white limestone rock formations, even all together, you get the scenes that are simply kaleidoscope of colors!