Illinois autumns impacted by climate change
Fall is in full swing in Illinois and depending on where you are in the state, we’re coming upon peak foliage season. For many, fall means ample opportunity for outdoor activities with your family and loved ones. And this year you might consider a trip to your local arboretum, where you can see the colors and the changes up close. There are also warnings that climate change could delay and dull that signature fall color. Two Illinoisans who help run arboretums in our state joined The 21st to discuss fall foliage, why the leaves change colors, and all things autumnal. Click here for the Illinois Fall Color Report.
Co-founder of Starhill Forest Arboretum in Petersburg, Illinois.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research and Education Specialist in Landscape Horticulture and Grounds Manager for the University of Illinois Arboretum.
The Hardy Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul is another Illinois spot enjoyed by some of our listeners during the fall.
We asked for photos of your #Fall activities and received this video from a listener kayaking in Hennepin canal in Rock Falls, IL.— The 21st (@21stShow) October 14, 2021
Do you have a favorite fall spot, maybe an orchard or arboretum you like to visit? Send us pics to email@example.com + tune in today @ 11 pic.twitter.com/TLntZE9KVK
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