The headline is punctuated properly….because Ross and Ryan explored Albemarle’s City Lake Park with both of their mothers today!
Along the way, we encountered a North Carolina native up in a tree. Mistletoe grows in these clusters, and is quite simple to find in the fall & winter because it grows in trees that have lost their leaves, causing the green mistletoe leaves to stand out. The plant is a parasite that spreads in a tree, and can diminish the tree’s growth or even kill it by using an inordinate amount of its water and mineral nutrients. Merry Christmas, indeed!