Updated: Monday, 21 Sep 2009, 7:46 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 21 Sep 2009, 7:36 PM EDT
PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - Autumn is just beginning – but the leaves on the trees seem to be turning color a little earlier than usual.
Right now there are mostly reds and some yellows; according to Professor Keith Killingbeck of URI's Department of Biological Sciences, this early color change is normal.
Professor Killingbeck says the change in color is partially because we had so much rain in the early and middle growing season that the plants have gotten a lot of moisture.
Peak foliage here in Southern New England is usually in late October.
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