I was so consumed with our downed tree I didn’t notice the bumper crop of maple seeds on one of our trees. These showed up in the picture of the cat on the old maple. Now picture the whole tree covered in seeds. That’s a lot of seeds!
Two weeks later – can you see who is enjoying the bonanza?
That’s a fox squirrel balancing on the little branches to reach the feast. Birds and rodents will help themselves as well.
Curiosity got the cat, and I went googling to see if these were edible for humans. They are! This tree still has yet to ripen its seeds. When the seeds get a wee bit bigger (before they’re dry and bitter), I’m going to give them a try!