A red maple leaf in Mont-Saint-Bruno Conservation Park, Quebec, Canada
© Gilles Delisle/Jaynes Gallery/DanitaDelimont.co
A national symbol of Canada. Happy Pancake Day!
If you're planning to whip out the frying pan today and wondering what to drizzle on your pancakes, then maybe our homepage will inspire you. What does a leaf have to do with pancakes, we hear you ask? Well this particular leaf in Mont-Saint-Bruno Conservation Park, Quebec, is the maple leaf – Canada's national symbol. It's fallen from the red maple tree, one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America. Red maple can be used to produce maple syrup, a popular pancake topping usually made from the xylem sap of various species of maple trees. Have a flippin’ good day!