What in the Woods is That?

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    Beech Bummer

    November 10th 2017

    What happened to these beech trees?

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    Boggling Barrowfull

    October 26th 2017

    A wheelbarrow full of small chunks generated while working up a load of log-length firewood. This byproduct probably wouldn’t have existed 10 years ago. What are they and what changed?

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    Dubious Digger

    October 13th 2017

    What caused this digging in the woods? Hint: The photographer took the picture from a safe distance.

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    Beguiling Buddies

    September 29th 2017

    These two Vermont trees are growing just a few feet apart. Can you tell us what species each is?

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    Hello Yellow

    September 15th 2017

    Jeannette Segale came across this yellow substance in early August in her back woods in Huntington, Vermont. Do you know what it is?

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    Riddle in Rouge

    September 1st 2017

    This plant was observed in thickets in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. What is it?

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    What In the Pond Is That?

    August 18th 2017

    This week, a WITPIT (What In The Pond Is That?). Ben Haubrich spotted this organism attached to the bottom (about a foot deep) of Scoby Pond in New Hampshire while out kayaking with friends. He pulled it up to get a good photo. “And we did find others, in fact…

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    Perplexing Polypore

    August 4th 2017

    We found this tasty-looking polypore growing on an oak stump while picking low-bush blues in mid-July. What is it?

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    Dogwood Dubiety

    July 21st 2017

    Penelope Harris recently came across these on the underside of one of the leaves of a wild pagoda Dogwood on her property in northern Vermont. She knows what they are, do you?

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    State Park Stumper

    July 7th 2017

    Chris Wrinn took this photo at Sleeping Giant State Park in Connecticut. She wondered what it was. Do you know?