Wondering why some tree keep their leaves all winter. I've been wondering this for probably 10 years but never take the initiative to actually inform myself. So I got up and googled— turns out it's evolution (duh. evolution strikes again!)

So now I'm going to walk around my neighborhood and every time I see a beech or an oak I'm going to yell "Marcescence!" and point, like some kooky Harry Potter character. That or "Half-evolved!" So there you have it, folks. The more you know. Happy Tuesday!