These hopeful looking buds on the end of a hackberry limb (I think) are deceptive. They don’t stand a chance.
This is a limb from a tree on Libby’s Island that broke off in the big ice storm we had last winter. It is completely separated from the tree, which is looking pretty sad now, and I would normally drag the branch into the forest but it was too big (still is).
Remarkably, these buds were still trying to push forth earlier this month. Without the energy from the rest of the tree though, they won’t get far. I didn’t tell them their effort was doomed.
- Average last day of frost in southern Missouri.
Today in Missouri history:
- On this date in 1945 it was revealed that a secret squad of federal agents had been spying on German Americans in St. Louis throughout the second World War.