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Drive ends: June 30, 2022

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Nature: Fall Leaves

Why do leaves change color in the fall? KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to talk about the magic of the fall season and why this phenomenon occurs.


Nature: Frisky Fall Birds

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to talk about why birds in the Pacific Northwest are behaving differently. Find out why some birds in our region are acting like its spring to get a little romance.


Welcoming Fall with a Parade of Light

Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, the official first day of fall, and the end of summer. Seattle residents bid farewell to the warm weather and sunny days Wednesday with an annual light parade around Green Lake. KBCS’ Casey Martin was at the event.

As the last rays of sun set over Seattle’s Green Lake, glowing lights start popping up around the perimeter of the lake. People are carrying paper lanterns and kids wave glow sticks. A brass band has covered their instruments in little, glowing lights. This is Luminata, a parade of lights hosted by the Fremont Arts Center.  It’s held every year on the last day of summer to usher in the darkness of fall and winter. Lea Papernick works with the Arts Center and made a lot of the lanterns on display.

Some people have shown up in lavish costumes with multi-colored lights attached. Leslie Taylor and Lee Zooharz modified their summer solstice costumes for Luminata.

The parade attracted hundreds of families to Green Lake to say goodbye to summer- and greet autumn with a celebratory welcome.

Below: Photos by Casey Martin