WASHINGTON — Your pictures can do the talking this year, as Shenandoah National Park embraces crowdsourcing to track the transitions of fall colors.
“So, we are asking for your help!! We’d like to present a gallery of photos each week that will represent what things are looking like,” the park said.
The photo gallery posted Oct. 26 includes the note “Fall is finally starting to make an appearance, especially in the south district.”
Tracking fall foliage in Maryland, the online map depicting color changes for Oct. 27-28 shows leaf colors are still changing in the state east of Frederick.
I’m starting to notice some great fall color across our area, you? Here is the latest foliage report from the Foliage Network: pic.twitter.com/HMs8aGKqZM
— Amelia Draper (@amelia_draper) October 30, 2018
Virginia’s Department of Forestry offers multiple sources to consult for information on fall leaf colors throughout the state, and offers perspective on what you might be seeing.
For example, here’s a list of types of trees and the colors their leaves tend to turn in fall:
- Ash: Yellow and maroon
- Beech: Yellow to orange
- Dogwood: Scarlet to purple
- Hickory: Golden bronze
- Oak: Red, brown or russet
- Poplar: Golden yellow
- Red maple: Brilliant scarlet