This spring our neighborhood has been covered in small maple tree helicopters. Do you know what I mean? The seeds that twirl down from the maple trees? I don't remember there being so many before. Fallling in my flower pots, covering the driveway.
I have heard that our late Spring in Rochester is resulting in heavy pollen. I've seen the yellow pollen powder coating on my car. I'm just guessing that is the same reason we have hoardes of helicopters.
Did you know you can EAT maple tree helicopter seeds?! (link and images from wikiHow) Rest easy now knowing that if you are lost in the woods you have a ready food source. I'm thinking of a nice helicopter soup this evening - no, not really.