Categories Uncategorized Maple Buds in Winter Post author By Rebecca Post date Thursday, December 13, 2012 3 Comments on Maple Buds in Winter I never know what will catch my eye when I head out on a walk with my camera. Today it was the cheerful red buds on the branches of this maple tree by the lake. These are flower buds. They’ll sleep through the winter and bloom come spring. Tags nature, plants, red maple, trees, winter ← Raccoon Tracks in the Snow → My Best Bird of the Year 3 replies on “Maple Buds in Winter” I love winter for the first month or so, but my mid-January I’m eager for spring to arrive! I didn’t realize trees were developing buds already; I’ll have to look for some the next time I go out. Those buds also provide food for squirrels over the winter, and possibly birds. I saw a chickadee tearing the buds apart the other day, I don’t know if it was eating the buds themselves, or insects from within the bud that were there to hibernate. I figured critters probably ate them. There was a huge flock of chickadees hanging around while I was taking these photos, actually. Comments = love! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.