Ryan (pictured left) found this on Armada Ridge Road, it was growing on a big shady tree. Some branches had one growing on them, other branches had two. There was white sap oozing out of the stem when he found it. His question: What is this?

After a little bit of research, the librarian believes this to be an Osage Orange.

Osage Orange

To verify that this is infact what this unusual fruit like object is, this question will be referred to Mr. John, a local Michigan Master Gardener (in training) who volunteers at the library every Thursday morning.

Thank you Ryan, you certainly asked the most interesting reference question of the day.