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Urban Nature Pictures day 8



Oak burl with dusting of snow and acorn mast.

A burl is a rounded outgrowth of a mature tree, often a response to an injury. Acorn mast is the meat of the nut, left behind when the nut is opened (in this case by squirrels), and can serve as a winter food source for various kinds of wildlife.
Tags: night, oak trees, snow, urban nature pictures
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