What in the Woods is That?
April 1st 2016
This substance was recently discovered beneath a hemlock that displayed multiple holes and oozing sap. What is it?
March 18th 2016
Back to the basics for this one: what in the woods is this?
March 4th 2016
We’re flipping the script a little this time. If you’ve ever spent time in a beaver flowage, you’ve probably seen unexplained (maybe unexplainable) beaver chewing like this. For some reason, some beavers chew trees into blocks, similar to how a log would be bucked into firewood. Many of these logs…
February 19th 2016
What’s protruding from this birch?
February 5th 2016
It looks a bit like a golf ball that’s been run over, but what really caused this growth?
January 22nd 2016
Ken Kinder took this photo in late fall in northern Vermont. What was the purpose of the project?
January 8th 2016
Who hasn’t come back from a walk outdoors looking like this? But do you know the name of the plant these burrs came from?
December 23rd 2015
Penelope Harris forwarded these photos of a friend’s cherry tree in Bakersfield, Vermont. She was curious: what had caused the gelatinous material seen on the tree?
December 11th 2015
We heard from someone who just brought home a balsam fir Christmas tree and noticed a few places where the needles had curled and twisted. The same distortion is seen in this photo from UMass Extension. What causes this?
November 25th 2015
What bird made this distinctive nest?