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October 13, 2004

FoliageNetwork

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This website started up back in 1997, when Marek D. Rzonca of Niskayuna, New York made a trip to New Hampshire in October to view the beautiful fall colors.

He asked the innkeepers there why he and his wife were the only ones there.

He learned that "... an article had appeared in a number of very large newspapers that said much of New Hampshire was past peak. In reality, they had not yet reached that stage."

And so Rzonca, whose background is in meteorology and computer science, got to work on his site.

It's now grown to where he has 500 spotters in 19 states giving up-to-the-minute reports on leaf conditions.

"I then compile the data and create the maps indicating the status of the foliage," said Rzonca.

Don't leave home for your fall foliage viewing expedition without [checking] it.

[via Lisa Napoli in yesterday's New York Times]

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