Weekly Puzzler #99

So since we were talking last week about beech trees, I figured I would do one more relating to them. Look at the photo below. Have you ever seen this? Know what it is or what causes it? You will sometimes find it in the forest on beech trees and it is especially noticeable in the winter when lots of leaves are missing from the trees.

Check back next week to learn the answer.



…until then, have a great weekend and week! See you again soon.

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  1. Joe February 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    Commonly known as “The Devil’s Purse” this uncommon growth is seen only on beech and oak trees who have been threatened by loggers and were forced to promise their souls to the devil in order to survive in the wild.

    • Sharon Mammoser February 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

      Great answer, Joe!! I love the creativity here. Did you know there actually IS such a thing in nature as a “devil’s purse?” You can follow the link HERE.

  2. Bob February 26, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

    Hey sharon. I like your blog. Does that make me weird?

    • Sharon Mammoser February 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

      Hmmmm, well I am not sure I’m the person to ask as I do think I am weird. But no, it all depends on your definition and acceptance of this word that has negative connotations to some. There is no reason at all that being weird equals a bad thing! Embrace your uniqueness! You are weird.