One of the fun things about milling about with Dulcie is that she notices every tiny item of any interest whatsoever. If there's a single insect crawling on the pavement 20 metres ahead, she will spot it and take me over for a closer look. While we were sticking fallen leaves back on on trees (her idea!) in the Botanics on Friday, she found this crazy-looking little stick - furry at one end and spotty at the other.
I worked out it was one of these things without the seeds. Not that I know what this thing is either.
It's fun to have someone with you to point out the world's small wonders :)