What in the Woods is That?

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    Fuzzy Puzzler

    October 28th 2016

    Spotted beside a pond. What’s on this sapling?

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    Leaves of Three

    October 14th 2016

    “Leaves of three, let them be” is the old saying to help keep you from touching poison ivy, but not all plants that have leaves or leaflets arranged in groups of threes have the potential to cause you discomfort. These five plants were observed in mid-summer in southern Vermont on…

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    Forest Floor Mystery

    September 29th 2016

    A bit of fall color on the forest floor. What are we looking at here? (Thanks to Tammis Coffin for the photo.)

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    Mossy Mystery

    September 16th 2016

    Ben Haubrich sent us these photos of some mossy logs he found beside a pond in southwestern New Hampshire. How long ago were they cut, do you figure?

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    Tree ID & Oddity

    September 2nd 2016

    What kind of tree is this, and what happened to the bark?

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    Game Cam Grabber

    August 19th 2016

    Ear’s this week’s question: What’s lurking just below the view of this game camera?

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    Mystifying Misfortune

    August 5th 2016

    What happened to this maple tree?

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    Late July Fuzz

    July 21st 2016

    We took these photos recently of a tree in full flower, in mid-July, in Vermont. Do you know what kind of tree it is?

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    July 8th 2016

    What’s on these leaves?

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    Name Those Firs

    June 22nd 2016

    Because different species and varieties of trees break bud at different times, there’s a big variance in the amount of new growth this time of year at Christmas tree farms. Using the new foliage as one clue, can you identify the order of the trees in these photos from left…