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FALL FOLIAGE APPROACHES PEAK COLOR
Watch the leaves change across the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Special to suffredin.org
by Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2014

Contact: Don Parker

FALL FOLIAGE APPROACHES PEAK COLOR

Watch the leaves change across the Forest Preserves of Cook County—

and catch the autumn gold this Sunday at River Trail’s Fall Festival

Over the next two weeks, trees across the Chicago region will hit peak fall color, making it a perfect time to explore the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

“The fall season is a wonderful time to enjoy the crayon box of colors in the 69,000 acres of Cook County forest preserves,” said River Trail Nature Center Director Sue Holt.

Maples are best known for their bright fall colors, but you can find color everywhere in nature this time of year. Hickories turn a deep mustard yellow and oaks turn deep reds, oranges and browns. Be sure to look down, too. Out in the prairie and in the woods, the grasses and forbs turn to gold, wine-red and chocolate brown. And there are still fall wildflowers in bloom, including gorgeous asters, goldenrods and gentians.

One of the most dramatic places to see the leaves change is at River Trail Nature Centerin Northbrook. Along the Des Plaines River, the trails wind through stands of sugar maples that turn bright golds, oranges and reds every fall. It’s no coincidence that the nature center schedules its annual Fall Festival for the week these trees are usually at the height of golden glory.

Families can come out to Fall Festival for a special (and free) day of autumn fun, with beekeeping demos, honey, hay rides, birds of prey demonstrations, fall color walks, live music, craft projects, pumpkin painting and more.

Fall Festival

Sunday, October 19

10 am – 4 pm

River Trail Nature Center

3120 N Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL

(847) 824-8360

Need a ride? Members of the public can take the FREE Nature Express shuttle from Forest Preserves Headquarters (River Forest) to the Fall Festival and back. Details and registration is at fpdcc.com/natureexpress/.

And if you can’t make it out to the Fall Festival, you can still catch the changing leaves at one of hundreds of other preserves across the county or at one of our six nature centers. Find one near you at fpdcc.com.



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