What are moose maple keys? You’re thinking it is a place, right? Nah. It is a bush-like shrub or tree that produces moose maple keys that attract wildlife.
We took a fall trip to Minnesota and on my list of things I wanted to hunt down environments with moose keys maple trees, warblers, and new wildflowers.
I wish I had the land and environment to plant some of the moose maple trees, they are beautiful in fall colors and attract plenty of wildlife.
Moose Maple Keys
Moose maple keys are the name given to those winged-shaped things that striped maple trees produce. You might have fond memories of other maples producing something similar and calling them helicopters in your youth.
Facts About Moose Key Maples
1.) Striped maples are found in hardwood forests under thick undergrowth.
2.) The trees in most areas are shrub-like with many branches formed at the base but can most certainly grow into small to medium trees.
3.) The tree-like shrub produces moose keys that chipmunks, moose, snowshoe hares, and red squirrels like to eat those seeds.
4.) Trees are also called Goosefoot or Goosefoot Maples in many parts because the leaves look like a goose’s foot.
5.) Some people reference the tree as moosewood because moose supplement their diets during the long winters with the bark of the tree.
6.) Also referred to as Pennsylvania Maple, where the tree to the state and is a native species.
Black-Throated Blues Are Fans
For those of you that are warbler fans, here is a hint. The black-throated blue warbler also nests in striped maples.
Besides the Black-throated Blue Warblers, you will find Blackburnian Warbler. and Black-throated greens happily forage in and out of the hardwoods.
Find the environment and plant items that animals like, and you will more than likely find the animal you wish to see. Right?
Fungi & Wildflower Mania
Wander around long enough and you most certainly check a few items off your long list of gotta see it someday. Pictures of items are nice to see but hunting down the items feeds a soul.
95% of what I came back with were video clips, pictures of walking paths, birds, wildflowers, trees, fungi, and rocky waterscapes. In truth, there is only a small percentage of people that may want to see it all.
In the coming months, I plan on adding the wildflowers from the trip.
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