Callers already asking about Brown County leaves

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NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A naturalist at southern Indiana’s Brown County State Park says callers are already asking when the best time will be to see this fall’s leaf colors.

Naturalist Katie Kogler says park staffers never really know when the peak colors might be in the heavily forested area. She says cold and sunny days can make leaves change color earlier, but rainy days can change that.

Kogler tells The Herald-Times that trees along roads seem to change colors first. She says park staffers believe that’s because they don’t have the insulation of the forest and are more out in the open.

A big danger to bright fall leaf colors is freezing temperatures. Kogler says if it freezes, leaves will turn brown. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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