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It's leaf peeping season in Iowa

Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Clear days, plenty of sun and cold nights have created a beautiful display, and it's time to get out and enjoy it!

Iowa DNR Forester Mark Vitosh joins Charity Nebbe to explain how Iowa's recent weather has created the conditions for a stunning leaf show. He also names Palisades-Kepler State Park, Lake MacBride State Park and Ledges State Park as some of the best vistas for viewing fall foliage.

The Iowa DNR tracks fall color here.


  • Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources forester
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk