Nature's Color Palette

Alger, Abby
October 2006
New York State Conservationist;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p24
The article examines the color-changing process employed by nature during the changing of the seasons. Autumn in New York means a dazzling display of fall foliage; the rich tones of red, orange, yellow and gold make the world seem alight. Hidden to our eyes--but still present in the leaves--are yellow and orange pigments known as carotenoids.


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