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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Fifth Week of October

Steam fog rises from ponds, lakes, and rivers on cold mornings. Trees that still display some golden-yellow leaves include quaking aspens, eastern cottonwoods, paper birches, and American elms. The crunching and aroma of fallen leaves makes walking in the woods special this time of year. Common witch-hazel shrubs have lost most of their leaves so their clusters of yellow spider-like flowers are easy to see. Lawns are still nice and green. If you don't already have a feeding station going, this is the perfect time to begin feeding wild birds and other wildlife. In northern Minnesota, snowshoe hares have started taking on their white winter fur.

October 31, 2016 - Haralson and Keepsake apples continued to be picked. Marigolds, zinnias, geraniums, and begonias were still blooming, and some tomatoes were still growing in gardens.

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What to Look For 10, 2018

Peak day for autumn foliage colors (Twin Cities):
2016 October 14
2015 October 14
2014 October 14
2013 October 13
2012 October 1

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