If you love to travel in the fall to see the changing color of leaves you may want to consult this interactive-predictive map before you book your trip.
It’s easy to estimate the time to see yellows,reds, and oranges each year, but if you really, really want to see the peak colors your timing needs to be spot on. Check out the video below for a sample of a very helpful map to help you know when and where to go for the maximum colors.
To explore the application head on over to SmokyMountains.com to see a full version of the map and how it was created.
When Will the Color of Leaves Peak in Missouri?
The Show Me State is one of the best places in the country to see the changing colors of fall and early reporting are indicating displays will last a little longer this year. Looks like the leaves will hold their green for a little longer than usual. So the guess is the best times for seeing fall foliage this season will come in mid-to-late October.
Missouri Conservation Department Explain Why Leaves Change Color and When They Peak
Update: 10-09-2018 from the Missouri Department of Consveration
Despite the hotter than normal weather, fall color has definitely kicked off around the St. Louis area, with the outlying areas progressing farther than the St. Louis metro. Persimmon, sassafras, sumacs, Virginia creeper, walnut, and white ash, along with some hickories and maples, have turned or are starting to turn color. Areas that were more dry during the growing season are experiencing some early leaf drop, so you’ll also see some trees that are already bare. In most areas, the best color is still in our late-season wildflowers, such as native sunflowers, asters, and goldenrods. A return of cooler weather — especially cool nights — would help provide us with more vivid reds and purples, but that weather appears to be a week away.
Fall Color Hot Spots
We recommend visiting areas with restored native prairies or glades, including Forest Park, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Busch and Victoria Glades Conservation Areas.
Published on 2018-09-27 18:24:15