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URBANA -- As the leaves
begin to turn and autumn arrives, thoughts move to some of the
season's traditions -- apples, pumpkins and foliage. Information
about all three can be found on University of Illinois Extension's
Urban Programs Resource Network.
The sites are
& More" and
Miracle of Fall." All are in the
section of the urban programs main page at
"These three sites are quite popular
this time of the year as families prepare to get a Halloween pumpkin
or look forward to fresh apples," said Jane Scherer, U of I
Extension urban programs specialist. "And the site on fall foliage
is a 'must' for those looking for the best views in the Midwest."
"The 'Apples & More' site has
information about apple varieties, nutrition, recipes, apple cider,
apple orchards and apple festivals," said Scherer. "The location of
area pumpkin farms along with information about nutrition, recipes,
and the selection and use of pumpkins are all available on 'Pumpkins
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Recently, the New York Times newspaper
named "The Miracle of Fall" as one of the top websites for
information about fall color.
"The site has regular updates on
foliage -- where the leaves are turning or are expected to turn,"
said Scherer. "It features a
live foliage camera so you can actually
see what the fall colors look like in a given area.
and events connected with fall foliage are noted. There are also
links to various tours and fall foliage events in several states."
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