In late April, the ground becomes littered with samaras, the winged seeds of maple trees. With the right wind, the single-winged "whirlybirds" can carry the tree's embryos more than a mile.

In late April, the ground becomes littered with samaras, the winged seeds of maple trees. With the right wind, the single-winged "whirlybirds" can carry the tree's embryos more than a mile.

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Sugar Maple Seeds   We would play with these for hours when we were kids

Sugar Maple Seeds We would play with these for hours when we were kids

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Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds  - 1

Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds - 1

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Dragonfly Broach made from wire, 'whirly bird' and acrylic paint (amazing!).
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Fruit of the brown tulip oak (Argyrodendron trifoliolatum). When caught in the wind, the propeller-like fruit twirl over and through the forest - carrying the seeds well away from the parent tree. Taken in north Queensland's rainforest by Kaisa and Stanley Breeden, via Australia Geographic

Fruit of the brown tulip oak (Argyrodendron trifoliolatum). When caught in the wind, the propeller-like fruit twirl over and through the forest - carrying the seeds well away from the parent tree. Taken in north Queensland's rainforest by Kaisa and Stanley Breeden, via Australia Geographic

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Brown | Buraun | Braun | Marrone | Brun | Marrón | Bruin | ブラウン | Colour | Texture | Pattern | Style | Maple Seeds

Brown | Buraun | Braun | Marrone | Brun | Marrón | Bruin | ブラウン | Colour | Texture | Pattern | Style | Maple Seeds

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Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

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I Like It Natural And Pure...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com

I Like It Natural And Pure...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com

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sycamore seeds...we called these "helicopters" and love throwing them and chasing them - still do this today

sycamore seeds...we called these "helicopters" and love throwing them and chasing them - still do this today

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