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    • Good morning! I have done 8 section hikes, between Amicalola and Atkins, VA. As I was a teacher at that point, they were all in June. While walking amongst rhododendron and laurel, mostly at the end of their blooming, I frequently noticed large scatterings of what looked like little white teeth on the trail. I figured they likely had something to do with the plants but couldn't determine the connection. Anyone else see these, or know what they were?
      "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly" - Micah 6:8
    • Wintergreen, that sounds kind of funny, teeth on the trail :)

      The only thing I can think of is perhaps sunflower seed shells? Many hikers like to eat them while they hike. Did you pick one up to look at it?
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”

      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • The size of baby teeth. Definitely not sunflower or pumpkin seeds. My husband wondered if they could be tiny mushrooms. A mystery. Those I hike with have wondered with me what they could be. I am going out again this June, but farther north than I have been. If I see them, I will take a picture and a closeup. We have seen them multiple years.
      "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly" - Micah 6:8