Fall foliage on the web
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2013
source/writer: Ron Wolford, 773-233-2900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ill. – Over the years, one question that gets asked every fall is when the fall
colors will peak in a particular area, said a University of Illinois Extension
peak fall color is very difficult," said Ron Wolford. "Normally colors peak in
northern Illinois around mid-October, but a few years ago we didn't get peak
color until late October. So peak color varies from year to year. The best fall
color occurs when we have bright, sunny days and cool nights with sufficient
provided these websites to help in the search for the best fall color:
· Miracle of Fall - www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/fallcolor
is a comprehensive fall foliage website by U of I Extension. The site has a
listing of fall color updates for states across the United States. Another
feature lists many major trees and shrubs with pictures of their fall color.
You can also watch the changing leaves on foliage webcams.
Walk in the Woods - http://urbanext.illinois.edu/woods/
all about the wonders of nature by taking a virtual walk through the woods with
this website from U of I Extension. Learn tips to make your walk safe and fun.
Foliage Network - www.foliagenetwork.com
Foliage Network collects real-time fall foliage information from their network
of volunteer foliage spotters across the United States September through
November To volunteer as a foliage spotter, go to http://bit.ly/fallspotter.
Foliage Network fall foliage webcams
you can't go to the fall color, bring it to you through these fall color
Fall Color Updates by Phone
out this complete listing of state fall color hotlines with the latest fall
foliage information. There are also links to state fall color reports.
Forest Service Fall Foliage Report -
USDA Forest Service has links to fall color reports from many national forests
in the United States. They also have a fall color hotline that is operational
during September at 1-800-354-4595.
Arboretum Fall Color Report
Hedborn, plant record manager at the 1,700-acre Morton Arboretum, does weekly
online fall color updates September through November.
Arboretum: Why Leaves Change Color - http://www.mortonarb.org/whats-in-bloom/why-leaves-change-colors.html
Hedborn, Morton Arboretum's color scout, provides an easy-to-understand
explanation of why leaves change color.
An Electronic Field Guide
free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species
with photographs of their leaves. Use this app while on a fall walk.
Source: Ron Wolford, Extension Educator, Horticulture, email@example.com