What in the Woods is That?

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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?

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    Puffy Puzzlement

    June 23rd 2017

    What’s the white stuff on this tree and on the ground?

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    Tiny Teaser

    June 9th 2017

    Found on a hop hornbeam branch. What is it?

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    ID Dilemma

    May 26th 2017

    Tree seedling identification from a distance without intact buds or fully developed leaves: What kind of tree is this?

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    Curious Sign

    May 12th 2017

    What’s piled up around the base of this tree?

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    Tiptoe Trees

    April 28th 2017

    We recently came across two trees (in one case a group of trees) perched up off the ground. What’s the cause of this phenomenon?

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    Mystery in Rouge

    April 14th 2017

    We found this pretty bolt in our firewood pile. Alright wood geeks, what species is it?