At the creek today I noticed that some new branches are starting to grow on the sumac bushes. I didn’t realize that they are fuzzy. And, yes, they are soft to the touch.
It’s very strange to see branches that are fuzzy. At first I didn’t know what kind of plant I was looking it but then I noticed it was part of the huge sumac area that has grown up since they let this area “go wild:. And that’s not all that’s growing on the sumac – the flowers are starting to bloom as well.
It doesn’t look like much right now but this bunch of flowers will be one large red mass by summer. As I continued down towards the schoolyard I noticed these two nuts,
I have no clue what they are but I’m guessing they might be nuts from the Black Walnut tree. This is another of those plants I will have to keep an eye out for as the summer comes and possibly even into fall. For now I will have to settle for not knowing for sure, unless you might know?