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Find past newsletter articles, press releases, and other media showcasing local agriculture, placed-based education, and conservation of natural resources in Sullivan County.

Autumn Colors

Why do leaves change color in the fall? This is a question that many people have asked themselves as they observe the plants in a forest change from shades of green to warm autumn colors. We can observe that the leaves seem to change when the morning and evening starts to get cooler and when the amount of daily sunlight decreases, but what is going on inside the leaf? Thankfully, scientists have tools and a desire to know how things work that have led some of them to study this natural phenomenon and illuminate a bit of this everyday mystery, though they still don't understand all of it. The short answer is that the leaf is made up of many plant cells and each cell contains many different c

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