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The Oreo cookie (dark/light layering) of American Elm inner bark.
The rough and woven cords of healthy elm bark; lichen bedecked.
The characteristically bent end bud of Elm.
Birds, maybe Robins, have been feeding on (and 'processing') rosehips.
Dried remains of Turtlehead.
Remains of a wasp nest - only the queens overwinter, and not in the nest.
Icicles from the bottom up.
Rabbits also appreciate Multiflora Rose.
Squirrels have apparently been clipping the delicate, flower-bud bearing twig tips of Elm, and then coming down to feed upon their 'harvest'. Elm twig and Squirrel pellet.