What in the Woods is That?

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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…

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    Shrouded in Green

    June 10th 2016

    What is hiding beneath the leaves?

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    Lawn Flower Mystery

    May 27th 2016

    It’s the beginning of another mowing season, and green is only one of many colors found on most rural lawns. While yellow dandelions are seemingly everywhere, these small white and purple flowers are also a common sight. What are they?

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    Vernal Pool Puzzlement

    May 13th 2016

    Found in a vernal pool in late April. What is it?

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    Spring Stumper

    April 29th 2016

    Great early spring bird food…what are they?

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    Curious Tenants

    April 14th 2016

    This polypore shelf fungus was found on a large aspen tree in Vermont. But what’s that living inside?

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    Dubious Discovery

    April 1st 2016

    This substance was recently discovered beneath a hemlock that displayed multiple holes and oozing sap. What is it?