San Antonio – Fall is one of many people’s favorite seasons because of the change in temperature and the color of the leaves on the trees, although it often looks different in Texas than in other places in the United States.
Depending on location and weather conditions, the best views are generally from mid-October to mid-November.
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
Why Does Fall Look Different in Texas?
“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.
The colors may not be as vibrant this year due to the drought still in our area and state.
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.
So if you want to take pictures and enjoy the colors, this is the moment.
Experts also say that temperature, light and water supply affect the degree and duration of autumn color. For example, on a rainy or cloudy day it intensifies the color of the leaves.