Ahh, fall. Time to grab your pumpkin spice latte, put on your Ugg boots, throw on that thermal vest and head out to enjoy our magnificent fall colors.
According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.
Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.
In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.
The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.
Our soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.
My garden is growing fast and I’m amazed at how big my tomato and pepper plants have gotten over the last few weeks. My herbs have shot up too and taken over their containers, causing me to be more diligent about harvesting the leaves for things like basil-mint water, dried herbs, and sauces.
It’s that time of year to rake the leaves — bags upon bags can be seen lining the streets.
Ready to decorate your home for fall? Keep your home cozy and stylish this season.
You don’t have to go all the way up to the north shore to check out the fall colors.
As summer fades, fall bursts and for those looking to hit the road for a glimpse of those colors, a few apps can point you in the right direction. To make the most of your trip, you just need your smartphone.
Normally, this is the time of year that pancake lovers look forward to. Maple trees are usually oozing with sap, which is then turned into maple syrup. So, what’s in sap and don’t the trees need it? Good Question.
The first frost of the season goes a long way towards closing the book on summer. So, with a new season coming, we’re already thinking about fall foliage. But, why do leaves change color? Good Question.
The Department of Natural Resources is predicting this fall’s color season will be the best Minnesota has seen in 10 years.
With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.
And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.
With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.