In late April, the ground becomes littered with samaras, the winged seeds of maple trees. With the right wind, the single-winged "whirlybirds" can carry the tree's embryos more than a mile.

In late April, the ground becomes littered with samaras, the winged seeds of maple trees. With the right wind, the single-winged "whirlybirds" can carry the tree's embryos more than a mile.

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Maple Seed Pods...these are pretty colors, but so many options.  Or solid gold, can't go wrong wit dat.

Maple Seed Pods...these are pretty colors, but so many options. Or solid gold, can't go wrong wit dat.

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Winged Maple Seeds botanical digital giclee art print by GollyBard, $36.00
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Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds  - 1

Autumn Fire Japanese Maple Tree Seeds (ACER palmatum) 10+Seeds - Under The Sun Seeds - 1

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Maple tree seed wings - commonly called helicopters - dried and painted with iridescent paints to make magical fairy wings.

Maple tree seed wings - commonly called helicopters - dried and painted with iridescent paints to make magical fairy wings.

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een vrucht van de esdoorn..... voor mij als klein meisje beter bekend als "helikopters".

een vrucht van de esdoorn..... voor mij als klein meisje beter bekend als "helikopters".

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I Like It Natural And Pure...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com

I Like It Natural And Pure...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com

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Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

Maple Tree seed pod..we used to call them "wings" as children, because of the way they flew to the ground.

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