Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) [3 of 4]

As with all conifers the fruiting body comes in the form of a 'cone'. It starts like this one and then, as it dries out so gaps appear between the segments and the seeds expelled.

If you stop to look underneath any Scots Pine you will often find ones that have been extensively chewed to get at the seeds and this is, usually anyway, the work of the Grey Squirrel.

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