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Everything you need to know about the fall season from the University of Illinois Extension
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Get Lost in These 5 Amazing Corn Mazes

Get Lost in These 5 Amazing Corn Mazes | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Farmers know: If they build it, you will come. We’re talking about corn mazes — works of art, amusement parks and fall attractions all rolled into one.

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Colorful Forecast for Fall Foliage in Chicago

Colorful Forecast for Fall Foliage in Chicago | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer- and the leaves are getting brighter. Saturday is the Autumnal Equinox, or first day of fall.

 

ABC7 News

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Fall is for Planting

Fall is for Planting | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Autumn's arrival does not signal the end of fresh produce from the garden. "With a little advance planning, you can continue to reap the bounty of fresh, tender greens, sweet carrots, and beets," said Greg Stack, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

 

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Fall Decorations From the Garden

Fall Decorations From the Garden | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Many of the plants in the autumn garden can be used to make decorations, said Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. Making them can be fun for the whole family.

 

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Brown County, Indiana Leafcam

Brown County, Indiana Leafcam | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

The Leaf Cam offers visitors a daily view of the vibrant colors. Perched high above one of our magnificent overlooks, it captures the ever changing show of the leaves.

 

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Why Is Red Fall Color Nearly Absent in Northern Europe but Prevalent in North America?

Why Is Red Fall Color Nearly Absent in Northern Europe but Prevalent in North America? | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

For anyone who has ever been in Scandinavia in the fall (Finland, Norway, Sweden, and nearby countries) you would have been impressed by the fall color display of the trees, just as we are here in North America. But one thing would be missing that we take for granted in the United States and Canada, and that is the color red. Trees in northern Europe are dominated by yellow and orange fall color, and relatively few turn red.

 

Appalachian State University

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Get a Jump on Fall Color With States' Travel Tools

Get a Jump on Fall Color With States' Travel Tools | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Vermont and Massachusetts are among the states offering travelers a guide to peak color areas.

 

New York Times

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Spectacular Fall Foliage Predicted in Rhode Island

Spectacular Fall Foliage Predicted in Rhode Island | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Last year, Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on the northeast, traumatizing our fall foliage season.  Experts say this year is on track to be a colorful autumn.

 

WPRI.com

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The Science Behind Fall Color

While environmental conditions, like stress from an abnormally dry and hot summer, can cause trees to show their color and shed their leaves in late summer, true fall color is brought on by the shortening of the days.

 

Ohio DNR

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Bright Foliage Expected in NE after Disappointing 2011

Bright Foliage Expected in NE after Disappointing 2011 | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- An optimistic forecast has inn owners expecting brisk business when leaf peepers visit the Northeast this fall, with some hoping to recoup losses from last year after images of Tropical Storm Irene swallowing up bridges and...

 

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Berkshire Scenic Driving Tours

Berkshire Scenic Driving Tours | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

One great way to take in the stunning Berkshire scenery is on a scenic drive. To assist you in your travel planning, we have provided 3 not-to-be-missed drives. We highly recommend these drives during foliage season when you can take in the riot of color offered by our Berkshires landscape

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Fall Migration of Sailboats: Raising of Bridges Begins in Chicago

Fall Migration of Sailboats: Raising of Bridges Begins in Chicago | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Beginning this weekend, the city will be raising bridges across the Chicago River to allow sailboats to migrate from Lake Michigan.

 

Chicago Tribune

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Say Goodbye to Summer — Fall Begins on Saturday

Say Goodbye to Summer — Fall Begins on Saturday | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Get prepared: It's time to kiss long days and warm weather goodbye and welcome in crisp temperatures and crunchy leaves. The first day of fall, also known as the autumnal equinox, is Saturday.

 

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Bring Houseplants in Now

Bring Houseplants in Now | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

It is time to begin bringing your houseplants and other tropical plants indoors for the winter. As you bring the plants inside, Rhonda Ferree, University of Illinois Extension educator, horticulture, suggests that you take the time to spruce them up a bit and give them new life.

 

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Brown County Indiana Fall Season

Brown County Indiana Fall Season | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Fall is one of the most anticipated and busiest times of the year; the leaves paint colorful landscapes across the county.

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On the Hidden Colors in Leaves: What are the Functions of Those Yellow and Orange Pigments We See in the Fall?

On the Hidden Colors in Leaves: What are the Functions of Those Yellow and Orange Pigments We See in the Fall? | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

t's sometimes hard to remember that the beauty we see in fall colors is the result of the death of a tree's leaves. That there can be such joy in celebrating the death of something is a curious aspect of life worthy of a philosopher's attention. But even without the philosophical implications, we can learn much about life by studying death. In fact, when you think about in the larger context, every essay about fall colors is about death in some form. Today's essay is no exception. It focuses on the simple question of why some turn yellow and orange before they fall off and die.

 

Appalachian State University

 

 

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Will Global Climate Change Affect Fall Colors?

Will Global Climate Change Affect Fall Colors? | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

How could global climate change affect fall color?

 

Appalachian State University

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2012 Tennessee Fall Color Reports

2012 Tennessee Fall Color Reports | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" surely speaks of Tennessee's spectacular seasonal display. Dazzling colors await you around every curve during leaf-peeping season.

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Giant Pumpkin Growing Tips From The Pumpkin Man

Giant Pumpkin Growing Tips From The Pumpkin Man | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

This blog is dedicated to anyone who loves big pumpkins. My entire pumpkin growing season is included on this site with tips for growing in Denver, Colorado.

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Connecticut's Fall Foliage

Connecticut's Fall Foliage | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Foliage season in Connecticut begins in mid-to-late September and extends through mid-to-late October...

 

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Autumn Slips In Under Cover of Darkness

Autumn Slips In Under Cover of Darkness | The Miracle of Fall | Scoop.it

Autumn nears, bringing fresher air, cooler weather, shorter days and confusion about what to wear.

 

New York Times

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