|This bark screams WINTER INTEREST|
From the shape of the leaves, I would not have guessed this is a maple. Fortunately, its seeds are difficult to germinate, so it shouldn't run rampant through nature preserves.
|Leaves and winged samaras|
If I had known the leaves are gray with fine hairs underneath, I would have tried photographing them.
|See the birdie?|
No known habitat for local wildlife, but don't tell that to this mourning dove.