Red maple leaves in fall color.
Identify 17 common fall leaves by shape and color.
Jack Frost is not the culprit. Some leaves change color weeks before the first icy nights.
Follow weekly regional reports to find Missouri’s best fall colors. Reporting starts in September and ends when the color fades, usually early November.
MDC video host Kipp Woods explains why leaves change color and helps you follow the show of fall color throughout Missouri.
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