Archive for March 2016

Female Cottonwood Tree –

female Cottonwood tree catkins

Female Cottonwood Tree – The little green balls in this photo are parts of a female cottonwood tree.  Surprised?  Cottonwood trees are either boys or girls. These round growths are called catkins.  The catkin is a group of small flowers arranged around a stem in the center, […]

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Praying Mantis Egg Sack –

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Praying Mantis Egg Sack – Praying Mantis mating usually happens during the fall.  After the female has her eggs fertilized by a male she lays between 10 to 400 of them.  The eggs are laid in frothy pile on a secure structure like a tree or a […]

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