One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there!

Have you noticed these clumps of…things?

Mystery #60

This is a tough one, so give it your best shot!

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Hey folks,

Sorry I’m so slow today. The later hours for daylight are throwing off my schedule. June 21 is right around the corner!. So if you took a close look, you might have picked up a clue.

Maple samara stems

Maple samaras–seeds–cover the mulch here as well. The clumps are the stems which hung the samaras! Really. I have no idea how they get rolled together like a western tumbleweed, but they do, and once they are, they stay together.

debris beneath Red Maple tree

This Red Male tree is a street tree, large and mature, planted back in the 1970’s. Which explains why there are so many samaras and samara stems.

Red Maple canopy

And baby maple trees!

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