One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there!

Hickory squirrel here, leaping over the closed notice!  I can’t help seeing the attention you humans are giving to evergreens–’tis the season, some of you say, to bring them indoors. But do you know your native evergreens? Test your skill on this one, minus the green!

Mystery #

Be back later to check your answers.


We had a good guess today! Yes, it’s a cedar–Eastern Red Cedar is our native one.

The foliage is a flat needle.

Eastern Red Cedar

The fragrance is wonderful, the very reason, Miz Flora tells us, that some of you humans use the wood in your homes. But we’d suggest using the whole tree this time of year…

Eastern Red Cedar

maybe not strung with spider webs.

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