I’ve been sweeping zillions of tiny, brown, cone-like structures off of my driveway. They are male pollen cones from Douglas-firs, Pseudotsuga menziesii.
Did you know that small distilleries are springing up in central Oregon to produce gin from the "berries" of locally abundant western junipers?
What are seed cones? What are pollen cones? Are they different? Learn about cones here.