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Midwest Foraging: Fall Guide

Powell Gardens is Nuts About Fall Foraging! In the Midwest, fall is a time of abundance for the forager. As…

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🍂 Why leaves change color in the fall: 
During the growing season (spring and summer), chlorophyll is continually being produced and broken down, making tree leaves appear green. As night length increases in the fall, chlorophyll production slows down, eventually stopping all chlorophyll production and processing. 
Carotenoids and anthocyanin that are present in leaves are then revealed, giving leaves the red, orange, and yellow hues we associate with fall in the Midwest. 
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On October 7 (3-4 p.m.), learn about the American spirit, Applejack in Garden to Glass: Apple Jack. Attendees will learn the history of the spirit while shaking up two cocktails. Register online (link in bio).
Visit Powell Gardens for fall family fun! The Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin Village (October 4-15) event features 24 scarecrows from the Conservatory to the Children’s Garden. Admission linked in bio. 
Once you arrive in the Children’s Garden, you will be in the pumpkin village, complete with a gourd maze, pumpkin house, and hayrides. Look for fall-themed crafts and activities in the Education Building.
Come take a hike during Trail Days today! 
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Are you ready for Dark Forest? 👀🖤☠️
@quixoticfusion x @powellgardens 
Tickets linked in bio. Limited tickets available; purchase online in advance.

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