August Challenge #3

Honey Locust

Seed pods will turn dark brown and fall to the ground

Ginkgo tree

Said to be a living fossil — evidence of them 270 million years ago

Round clusters of Ginkgo seed pods

When ripe they fall to the ground and the odor (stench) from them is horrendous

In the fall, a Ginkgo tree outside of Cook Hall at Illinois State University was avoided like the plague

If someone happened to walk under it on the sidewalk and then entered a classroom — well, it was BAD!

Maple Tree



Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

5 response to "August Challenge #3"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 4, 2019

    Hey, wait! You’re using up all the good trees! I love honey locusts. I love Gino’s!

  2. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: August 6, 2019

    Never knew Ginkgo seed pods stink. How interesting. There were several trees near us when we lived in Sydney so I would have expected the kids make use of their entertainment value.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 6, 2019

      Well, only if they could stand handling something that smells like vomit, rancid butter, and dog poo.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: August 7, 2019

    I used to enjoy the honey locusts when we went hiking in IN as kids. Too messy to have in the yard, though!

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