Mar 20, 2020 07:15
Kirby Elm Trees along the Boardwalk: These are not leaves floating in the puddles from the recent rains. Maybe you saw yesterday’s post about Kirby Elms Before and After, which showed the flowers and then the mature fruit called a samara, which is a winged seed. The wings help give the samara some lift as strong winds blow it off the tree and at least a few feet away from the parent Elm. I think it working great with the strong storms we are having this week! #DoctorBot #LakeKirby
Mar 19, 2020 07:17
Kirby Elm Trees Before and After: This is a followup to an earlier post about the Elms starting to flower a few weeks ago. Top image is from mid February and shows the male and female flower parts in all their glory. Fast forward to mid March and the flowers have been pollinated. Male Elm flowers release their pollen into the wind to drift and land on the female parts of a different flower on the same tree (but hopefully a different tree!) for fertilization. The lower image shows the immature Elm fruits, each containing a single seed. Elm fruits are called samaras, which means “winged seed.” #DoctorBot #LakeKirby
Mar 17, 2020 07:18
THIS JUST IN!! The April 25th clean up at Kirby Lake (and all parks) has been cancelled!
We will work hard to get a new date set when the threat has past.