Coming soon to a forest and grassland near you. Thank you for visiting the U.S. Forest Service's 2012 Fall Colors Web pages. We have some very useful tools to help plan your adventure to see fall trees and wildflowers this autumn. And there are fun things for the kids to do as well. As the Fall season progresses, check back regularly for new and exciting content!
Cast your eyes across the forest floor this fall and discover the beauty of this season’s wildflowers. Learn More.
The vivid autumn palette of red, orange, gold, and brown seen in many parts of the country is more science than art. Learn More.
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites the public to take advantage of fall colors by visiting a nearby forest or grassland. Other videos include our web cams in New Hampshire, North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Montana. Learn More.
Another academic year is underway, and what better classroom than the great outdoors. We help you get started with coloring pages, ideas for activities and educational information about trees. Learn more.
Our world benefits from its many trees. Learn more.
Several plant species around Montana make their transition from summer to winter unique. This is highlighted in the Bitterroot National Forest including the Oregon-grape, a sub-shrub evergreen, the quaking aspen and the Rocky Mountain Maple among others.
Muskegs, a colloquial term for peat bogs, blanket 10 percent of the Tongass National Forest. Over the ages, muskegs formed as Sphagnum mosses, rushes and sedges grew and built up spongy carpets in these very wet, almost treeless areas.
The Black Hills are a forested “island in the plains,” known for its pine-clad hills, which straddle the border of South Dakota and Wyoming. The northern Black Hills located south of Spearfish, S.D., are rich with native plant diversity and wildlife habitat that display an array of beautiful and subtle changes in the fall. Don’t forget to enjoy the scenic drives as well.