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Climate Change

Finally Fall: Leaves Change Colors

We're used to the leaves changing color every fall - it's a surefire sign that winter is soon approaching. But why do leaves change color during this season? No, mother nature isn't deliberately putting on a show for us! What it really boils down to is energy! Think of leaves as little factories that manufacture food for tree growth... then you can begin to understand the context behind the vibrant colors that welcome us each autumn season.

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Climate Change

Nov 6, 2022

Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.

William Wordsworth

Fall is a perfect time to get outside and we hope that our November articles will inspire your next open-air explorations and prompt your further investigations.  This is a busy time for nature, and we will highlight just a few of the happenings that occur above our heads, on ground level, and even beneath our feet as the displays of color, beauty and activities contribute to the concert of autumnal abundance.

We're used to the leaves changing color every fall - it's a surefire sign that winter is soon approaching. But why do leaves change color during this season? No, mother nature isn't deliberately putting on a show for us! What it really boils down to is energy! Think of leaves as little factories that manufacture food for tree growth... then you can begin to understand the context behind the vibrant colors that welcome us each autumn season.

Download the full PDF here.

This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.


Written by:

barreladmin

Tags: Climate Change

November 6, 2022