It’s that time of the year again – leaf peeping season! Our leaves have begun to change and we have seen some beautiful colors appear all over the region. Many people are concerned about the drought conditions we have experienced. And how will this affect the leaves this year? Let me tell you about the good news: there are plenty of bright colors this season to indulge in. In fact, northern New England isn’t in a severe drought. And in southern New England, it rains the most during this period. This has helped to reduce the deficit and make our plants drink H20 for sure.
According to NewEngland.com…” Dry years are often dominated by red. while yellow and orange pigments are present in the leaves all year round. green chlorophyll mask But the red color only occurs in the fall. The anthocyanins responsible for this are fed with the remaining sugar in the leaves.” I can say I saw this beginning spreading out into southern New England. with bright red mixed here and there, especially on the maple.
Of course, the key to bright autumn are warm days, sunny days, and cool, refreshing nights. The night goes into the 30s and 40s across the region. And tomorrow’s blue-sky day, coupled with the highs in the 60s, will be a great starting point for colors. The peak season of the leaves usually starts from the end of September to the beginning of November. from north to south And so far, things are still on schedule…at least in the North.
So if you’re going on a weekend getaway and go out and experience the colors. Definitely head north. far north country especially from the Northeastern Kingdom of Vermont to Coos County, New Hampshire. And to the mountains of northwest Maine, it’s already a moderately colored spot! Take a photo and send it to our team: [email protected] We’d love to see your photos!