Discussions and banter of Northern Virginia's Wildlife and Large-Scale Trail Camera Projects
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Who Will Eat Pawpaw Fruit?
Pawpaw trees are fruiting now in Virginia. In case you didn't know, a pawpaw is a tree that is common in Virginia's stream valleys and on riverbanks. It's a tree that produces a fruit that raccoons, bears, and foxes eat. People that eat the pawpaw fruit usually compare it to a banana and a pear, but I disagree and do not enjoy eating them. It's texture is too mealy for me and I could do without the hard seeds inside of the fruit.
Since the animals eat the fruit, I figured it would be a good idea to put a camera under some of the pawpaw trees along the riverbank in Fairfax County.