What in the Woods is That?

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    Crazy Apples?

    November 9th 2018

    An apple tree with compound leaves? What’s going on here?

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    Rock of Ages

    October 26th 2018

    This worn, round stone stands out among its irregular peers. What’s the story behind it?

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    Stick Boat Stumper

    October 12th 2018

    This still photo captures an action scene spotted by George Thomas in Littleton, New Hampshire. Do you know what is powering this stick boat?

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    It’s Not Scat

    September 28th 2018

    What are these round, ¼- to 3/8-inch-diameter objects scattered on the ground in this enriched northern hardwood forest? It’s not rabbit scat, and no one dropped a jar of capers.

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    Mysterious Underbelly

    September 14th 2018

    Demery Coppola of Guilford, Connecticut, found this leaf on the Saint Michael’s College campus in Vermont during her Environmental Science lab. Do you know what’s on its underside?

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    Tree Friends

    August 31st 2018

    What do these three trees have in common? And can you name each: left, center, right?

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    Funny Ferns

    August 17th 2018

    These ferns were observed recently growing on/near calcareous rock. Do you know what species of fern this is?

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    Pale Green Perplexity

    August 3rd 2018

    What are these small, skinny, pale green objects scattered on the forest floor?

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    Home Sweet Home

    July 18th 2018

    What’s using this beech tree as a den?

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    What and Why

    July 6th 2018

    Thanks to Felicia Harris for sending along this photo. First, a hint: It’s not a bird you’re likely to find in the forest. So now for a two-part quiz: Do you know what bird it is? And can you tell why it’s on this pebbly surface?