Friday, January 27, 2023

Fall color burst: Here’s what areas of Central Texas look like, but won’t last long

San Antonio – Cold fronts and rain over the past few weeks helped create an explosion of color in trees bearing orange, yellow and red leaves in parks across central Texas.

Depending on location and weather conditions, the best views are generally from mid-October to mid-November. But in this 2022, the trees showed their beauty from the end of November to December.

Although the colors look bright now, it won’t last long.

“Autumn in Texas lasts anywhere from a week to 10 days, sometimes depending on how much moisture we have. As the duration of photosynthesis shortens, they turn yellow, and yellow is followed by orange and orange is followed by red and then brown…then the leaves fall off,” said David Tchon, land manager for the Cibolo Conservation Center Explained.

Most of central Texas isn’t known for its fall colors, but there are years when some areas look like a postcard. The keys to this happening are cool temperatures and rain.

Here are some of the best places to see fall leaves in Texas:

  • cibolo conservation center
  • bald cypress
  • brackenridge park
  • Garner State Park
  • Lost Maple State Park
  • McKinney Falls State Park

Tuchon said the leaves are likely to change and fall faster. In fact, some trees are already experiencing it due to the stress caused by lack of water and lack of rain.

They may only last until the next gust of wind or heavy rain. So if you want to take pictures and enjoy the colors, this is the moment.

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