What in the Woods is That?

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    McIntyre Job Machine

    November 12th 2009

    A few years back, a group of amateur history buffs spent the better part of two days dragging an enormous hunk of metal off a densely wooded mountain in southern Vermont. The area is referred to on topo maps as the “McIntyre Job” – the site of a big lumber…

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    Not Driftwood!

    November 6th 2009

    Driftwood? Nope. What in the woods could this be?

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    Sugar Maple Scar

    October 29th 2009

    What caused the scar on this sugar maple tree?

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    Pomainville Wildlife Management Area

    October 23rd 2009

    Susan Elliott, a member of the Rutland County Audubon Society took this photo while bird monitoring in the Pomainville Wildlife Management Area in Pittsford, VT. What in the woods is it?

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    Something in the Apple Tree

    October 16th 2009

    Last winter, Jason Selden and family were coming down a hillside in Chelsea, Vermont when a member of the group spotted something odd in an apple tree. Selden snapped this picture of the animal. What is it?

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    Fallen Leaves

    October 9th 2009

    This selection of fallen leaves was gathered near our office in Corinth, Vermont. Name all six species.

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    Sparkling Stones

    October 2nd 2009

    These sparkling stones(?) were found in a southern Vermont trout stream. What are they?

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    Red or Green Seeds

    September 25th 2009

    Depending on the time of year, the seeds from this plant can be green or red. What in the woods is it?

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    Alien Life-form

    September 18th 2009

    No, it’s not an alien life-form; and that’s all the help I’m giving you. What in the woods is it?

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    Telephone Pole

    September 11th 2009

    Dave Anderson was hiking along a telephone line right-of-way near Long Pond in Lempster, New Hampshire, when he noticed a telephone pole that was completely snapped off and was hanging suspended from its wires. A closer look revealed several other poles had significant structural damage. The site was remote enough…