‘Snowing’ cottonwood along the Little Salmon River

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\'Snowing\' cottonwood at Little Salmon Lodge, 6/8/2010Cottonwood (Populus species) trees line the Little Salmon River and produce fluffy, tufted seeds that are easily dispersed by the wind.

On Tuesday, June 8, a downriver breeze sent a snow storm of these white, feathery seeds flying.

This photo was taken at the Little Salmon Lodge in Pollock, Idaho.

Photo: Julianne G. Crane

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