Brightest fall colours in Ottawa-Gatineau still to come
Low temperatures, bright sunlight help create red pigments in maples
It's shaping up to be a stellar year for fall colours, thanks to the weather, and an expert says the best is yet to come.
"The two key factors that lead to really vibrant red colours in the fall are low temperatures and high light," says Jeffery Saarela, a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Saarela says the best fall views haven't yet arrived. If the weather co-operates, colours should peak with more vibrant reds in the next couple of weeks.
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