This season continues to bring on the best fall color Maryland has seen in years, as Washington and Frederick counties reach peak foliage.
As summer fades into fall, the days start getting shorter and there is less sunlight.
This is a signal for the leaf to prepare for winter and to stop making chlorophyll. Once this happens, the green color starts to fade and the reds, oranges, and yellows become visible.
The Fall Foliage Report for Oct. 22 is brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.