Happy autumn!

Later tonight, the autumnal equinox will occur. With shorter days and cooler nights to come, the new season will soon be heralding a myriad of vibrant fall colors throughout our area. Read why leaves change colors.  Read about the chemistry of colors of autumn leaves.

Read the fall foliage forecast.  Read about the status of fall colors and see other leaf-peeping opportunities throughout New York. View a quick guide to the fall colors of tree leaves. Watch a brief video about fall colors in other parts of the United States and how to find a status report for those areas.

Here is a short list of other autumn activities to consider:

Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine

However, I invite you to view fall colors…from a different perspective. Most of these plants can be viewed in your community, your neighborhood, even in your own backyard.

Happy trails!

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