Sweetgum Seed Balls: Eyeballs and Ankle Biters
Riverside Park’s Sweetgum trees have lost their lovely leaves.
The bare branches are hung with seed balls that look like Christmas tree decorations. If you like your tree decorated in drab brown, that is.
The little balls seem to be empty houses, the light, winged seeds having flown out through the tiny windows to colonize new territory for the Sweetgum tribe.
But wait. Maybe there is something tasty in there, after all. Either that, or the squirrels are decorating early.Explore posts in the same categories: 2011, December, Fall, Flora, In the City, NYC Parks, Riverside Park, Seasons, Squirrels, Wildlife/Natural History, Winter comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.