Around this time of year i always pick sprucetips.( light green with golden cap)
I noticed the sprucetips had seem to come in different colors this year.
A closer look revealed the spruce trees are full of immature spruce cones.
What is that all about?
A few years back there was a bumber crop of cones in the top of the trees.
Last year we first noticed how squirrels nip of the tips of spruce tips eat the heart and discard the rest, we have seen that again this year
i shook the branches to make a cloud of yellow pollen.
they are quite tasty!