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Baker Lake is surrounded by Fall colors on October 8, 2022 near East Bolton, Quebec, Canada. SEBASTIEN ST-JEAN / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall

Botanist and founder of #BlackBotanistsWeek Tanisha Williams explains why some leaves change color during fall and what shorter days and colder temperatures have to do with it. Plus, a bit of listener mail from you! (Encore)

When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall

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Pumpkins stacked up at Tulleys farm in Crawley, England, on Friday. The U.S. celebrates National Pumpkin Day every Oct. 26. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's why the smell of pumpkin spice moves us, according to science

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Beloved in eastern Asia, especially Japan, persimmons get little respect in the United States, where many tree owners don't bother harvesting their crop. Alastair Bland/for NPR hide caption

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A cold, crisp glass of apple cider helps wash down those deliciously oily donuts, still hot from the fryer. D. Sharon Pruitt Pink Sherbet/Getty Images hide caption

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The theme of Mike's Maze this year is "See America," which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Courtesy of Warner Farm hide caption

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