Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cattail Snowstorm

Uncle M had some cattails as fall decorations.  The tails spontaneously combusted into an outpouring of seeds and fluff.  We decided to make a fun adventure of it: a cattail snowstorm!

How cool is this? The roots of the cattail are edible and there are all sorts of recipes for them!  I also learned more about the problematic nature of cattails as a weedy and invasive species.  Perhaps I'll have to go uproot all of the seeds we spread and cook them up into something yummy.

Also, check out this adorable and clever Cattail poem by Eric Ode. Perhaps you'll be inspired to go out and have a cattail snowstorm of your own.


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