A huge line of thunderstorms came through this morning, so it was almost 1pm before we could even walk outside to check on the garden. A few random brown leaves ended up in the middle of the lawn and we have no idea where they came from, but other than that, no damage. As I leaned over to see if the wildflower seedlings were making any progress at all I saw something a little bit different:
Sure looks like a Japanese maple seedling to me. I could easily have missed it:
So I grabbed a trowel and a small black plastic container filled with potting mix and carefully dug up the seedling (and some wildflowers/weeds along with it) and transplanted it:
I hope it a.) survives, and b.) is a Japanese maple.