The Scientfic Reasoning Behind Fall Folliage

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Ever wonder why leaves change color in the fall? The short answer is that Earth’s tilt reduces the amount of sun these trees get, decreasing their chlorophyll and allowing the other colors in the leaves to come through. For a more detailed explanation, check out this awesome Environmental Graffiti article filled with beautiful photos like the one above by sigusr0.