The crows ashes all around the district are laden with fruits this year. (Double click the photo for an enlarged view of them.)
At present the capsules are unopened...
but we can expect to see them turn into these pretty woody starfishes.
This one (one of last year’s crop) has already emptied itself it its seeds.
There will be plenty of seed this year, for those who’d like to grow their own. Keep an eye on your favourite crows ash tree so you can be there when the seeds are ripe.
For more on this stately local tree, See June 2005