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Creature from the White Cocoon

Armored in green spikes, these catkins certainly look more menacing than the cottony centers from whence they came. Though pine-like in appearance, I think they’re on some type of willow tree.

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Meow sticks

In the marshier area of the park, several trees — I think Pussy willows (Salix discolor) — have branches lined with small cottonball catkins hatching out of their brown egg-like casings.

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