Leaves Are Changing Color Across The Bluegrass

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Even with the onset of dry weather across the region, experts say the bluegrass should still be in for a bright autumn season.

Plentiful sunshine with cool nights bring the most brilliant colors. Cloudy days with warm nights usually bring dull colors.

Doug McLaren, UK Extension Forester, says, "Everything seems to be lining up to where we should have good color."

Many state parks, including Lake Cumberland and Natural Bridge, are already starting to see a decent color change. Across the state, Kentucky is seeing approximately a 20 percent color change for the first week of October.

Experts say the peak time for the most brilliant colors is typically during the second and third weeks in October.

Note: While we will all enjoy the turning leaves, residents are urged to manage fallen leaves and clear them away from structures as we are in the fall fire season.

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