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Fall Colors 2018: Science of Fall Colors

Welcome to our Fall Colors 2018 webpage! This autumn we not only want you to get out there and see all the glorious colors on your National Forests and Grasslands but we also want you to know a little bit about how all this color happens. So this year add a little science knowledge of fall colors to impress your friends and family!




What to see

Fothergilla leaves make the transition from green to red in the National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. (Photo credit U.S. National Arboretum)


Where to see it

Fall foliage along a scenic route on the Superior National forest. USDA photo.

Learn about it


Kids, Science and Stories

Kids having fun - Link to Fall Colors Kids AreaScientist seeing through a microscope -  Fall Colors Science AreaNewspaper and  Reading Glasses -  Link to Fall Colors Story area