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Weather helping to speed up fall colors

Posted by wlpo on September 23, 2014

This is good news for the always popular Fall Colors Weekend at Starved Rock State Park. Fall colors are expected to be vibrant in Illinois this year due to spring and summer weather.

The autumnal equinox happened Monday night, marking the official beginning of fall. A state horticulturist says a drastic weather change last November caused the leaves of many trees to change before the final color stage. Some trees are stressed from last year’s drought, which can trigger early color changes.

Fall Colors Weekend at Starved Rock State Park is October 18th and 19th.

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