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[ Additional Contacts: Rob McCorkle, TPWD, (830) 866-3533 or robert.mccorkle@tpwd.texas.gov; John Stuart, Lost Maples SNA (830) 966-3413 or john.stuart@tpwd.texas.gov ]
Nov. 10, 2010
Fall Foliage Colors Peaking at Lost Maples State Natural Area
VANDERPOOL - A possible end-of-the-week freeze is expected to trigger peak color this weekend in the large stands of Uvalde bigtooth maples found in the Sabinal River Valley at Lost Maples State Natural Area.
In the past few weeks, the typically showy maples have shown some change, with trees that displayed early fall color already dropping leaves due to the Texas Hill Country's warm and dry fall weather.
Park Superintendent John Stuart says the color this weekend and next week will be "good, but brief."
He reminds leaf-peepers that major traffic backups are expected this weekend on the highway leading to the park, so bring lots of patience or try to visit during a week day.
On the Net:
For the latest fall foliage color report from Lost Maples, visit: http://tpwd.texas.gov/lostmaples
To view a short video about the state natural area, go to: http://youtu.be/dRKbWOTm6Cs