This was the last time the yard was clean, I gave up some weeks ago, the leaves, they just hung there so long, a long harvest this year for sure. The leaf dump in our woods is knee high with the fruits of my labor.
They were huge.
I also spied it on leaves in some other parts of Town while on our stroll.
It was localized.
When I spotted it on fallen leaves I thought how did tar get on these leaves?
The same morning I saw it on leaves still clinging to branches on trees near the river.
So I went looking for the black tar like spots.
Rhytisma Acerinum, commonly called Tar Spot!.
Just a fungus of the natural world that needs no control.
Fungus, the largest living organism on Earth.
Its time to clean the gutters now, the leaves are down.