Sure, it's officially Fall in the Old Dominion, but have you seen much color yet? Probably not - Virginia’s forests are still mostly green.
In Virginia’s woods, trees aren't the only species changing color this time of year. Shrubs and vines also decorate the forest understory with color.
Take a close look along woodland edges - you'll see the bright red leaves of sumacs.
Virginia creeper’s 5-parted leaves turn a bright, clear red.
The native wild grape usually sports yellow leaves, and the invasive Oriental bittersweet turns a bright golden yellow.
The fall color change happens on a reliable schedule each year. The mountains will show peak color during mid to late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak between late October and mid-November.