Do any of you human readers recognize these fruits?
Sorry this isn’t in the best of focus, but with a clump, what can a squirrel do? Back later to check your guesses!
On July 26 we showed these fruits ripening—on the White Fringetree.
They are ripening at different rates, but songbirds are attacking the purple ones with gusto. From the safe distance of a nearby maple tree, we’ve seen American Robins, Blue Jays and Gray Catbirds like this one.