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Thick scaled pine cone lacking real knobs or thorns, shiny, squat, with large reddish "nuts".
Coastal temperate rain forest, likely planted in an old cabin's garden but it may be a tree at the far northern reach of its range (it's not a cone that's familiar farther north along the coast). The area tends to stay fairly warm and doesn't freeze often.
The second photo is of the cone after being brought inside, opening, and shedding its pine nuts, a month after the first photo was taken.
Lat: 43.78, Long: -124.13
Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 14, 2011