US Forest Service Launches Fall Colors 2013 Campaign

A national forest in the U.S.

Let’s face it- summer is over. While we still might have one or two days over 80 degrees, there’s no denying that fall is coming. And the number one way we can tell that fall is coming is by that colorful foliage.

In an effort to get people outdoors and enjoy nature’s most colorful season, the U.S. Forest Service has launched its Fall Colors 2013 campaign.

“America’s public lands, particularly our national forests, are among the most spectacular venues to view the changes in fall colors,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “The Forest Service offers numerous resources to help you plan your experience. Nature is closer than you may think.”

The Forest Service has introduced an online map to help visitors see if and when trees are peaking in their state. The map is shaded in green (not peaking) to bright red (peaking) to brown (past peak). So far, Maine is the only state that has already reached it’s peak, according to the map. And currently, New Hampshire is the only state at the stage where the majority of leaves are changing to peak colors. The rest of the states are shaded green, which represents the stage where summer green is beginning to turn.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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