My 3 inch caliper Red Filigree Lace seldom flowers and more seldom produces pickable seeds, but I notice Spring 2011 has LOTS of flowers. Our winter has been unusual with early mid-October rains (usually they start after Halloween), 5 weeks or so of no rain all of January and 2 days of 80F in Jan (we had May in January) and then February and March have been quite rainy so we are more than 10% above our normal 34 inch rainfall and we have had long periods of cloudy/rainy weather and January's exceptional sunny warmth. The maples are maybe 2 weeks or more behind schedule. I watched a honeybee pollinizing those Red Filigree Lace flowers today and admired her industry and focus. I noticed both bees occasionally mistook a long red sepal for a flower group which made me think the bees use sight rather than smell in locating flowers. I will watch these flowers each day for the next month or more to see how many stay on the tree and become samaras and then I will plant those seeds this Fall to see what seedlings we get. I would welcome any observations and thoughts other forum colleagues might have. Thank you.