Fall Leaf Color
One of the greatest shows in the natural world occurs yearly in the forests and fields of the eastern United States as prolific flowers, turning leaves and colorful creatures paint the Autumn landscape.
The foliage colors at the Harvard Forest, a research station in the Town of Petersham, in central Massachusetts, are similar to those throughout the northeast. The peak of the autumn colors at the forest is around mid October, earlier than that in Boston and the New York City area by about two weeks, and later than those in central Vermont and New Hampshire by about two weeks. This site will introduce you to those changes and the science behind them.
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