Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo: September 30
Today's break in the clouds was such a welcome sight after nearly a solid week of rainy conditions! It was even better to see some bright colors lit up by the sun. As is usual this early in the season, the most consistent color is found at the highest elevations, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
September 23 Fall Color Update
Fall has arrived! There has been an unmistakable crispness in the air as the season moved in, and today is the official start of autumn. According to forecasters, this year's foliage displays will be spectacular. Kathy Matthews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, specializes in plants systematics [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Forecast Expert Sees “best leaf color season in recent memory”
Kathy Matthews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, specializes in plants systematics and makes annual predictions about regional fall color. Recently she was quoted in the Asheville Cirizen-Times, saying, “This fall could be one of the best leaf seasons in Western North Carolina in recent memory. Three [...]
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