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Waiting for Spring

This is the tip of a branch on an alder (Alnus sp.) tree. They prepare for spring by growing buds encased in protective coverings in the late summer and fall. I suspect that the three things on the end will become catkins (used in reproduction) while the other redish buds will become leaves.

Location: Lincoln Street Beach, Sitka, Alaska

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