White Birch Bark in the Snow
The wind picked up after a recent snow/ice storm, and it was blowing pine needles and pine cones all over the place.
This piece of white birch bark must have become loose on the tree and the wind whipped it off.
The White Birch is our State Tree.
As beautiful as they are, they are a rather weak tree and are the first to succumb to the weight of the snow and ice in the winter.
If they are young enough to regain their strength, they will straighten back up in the spring.
The older ones usually die though and it is not uncommon to see them scattered on the forest floor.