What in the Woods is That?

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    Twisted Trivia

    March 15th 2019

    Thanks to Sandy Dannis for sending along this artistic photo. Do you know what it is?

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    Lakeside Stumper

    March 1st 2019

    This group of trees grows along the shoreline of a lake in far northern New York. What species are we looking at?

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    Maple Rings

    February 15th 2019

    Patricia Liddle took this photo recently in Canaan, New York. Any idea what caused these horizontal deformities in the maple?

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    Mystery in the Mountains

    February 1st 2019

    What are these football-shaped objects, about .75 inch to 1 inch long, scattered on the snow of a dry site in the Taconic Mountains of Vermont?

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    Diamond-Studded Mystery

    January 18th 2019

    Winter Tree ID: Do you know what tree this is, with diamond-shaped bumps along its lower trunk?

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    Crazy Ice

    January 4th 2019

    Tom Norton sent along this photo at the end of December, with the following note: “Today my wife and I were walking near the Ompompanoosuc River in Thetford, Vermont, and were surprised to see pieces of plate ice, about half an inch thick and perfectly horizontal, attached to numerous tree

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    Sketchy Scars

    December 21st 2018

    Jerry Milne sent along this photo taken in Connecticut. The scars, seen on the uphill side of the trees, are about 30 years old, and they all got their start at the same time. Do you know what caused them?

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    Weird Wires

    December 7th 2018

    What are these wire-like objects that have been exposed from beneath the bark of this dead ash tree?

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    Cobweb Conundrum

    November 21st 2018

    What are the thin, oval disks caught in the cobweb above the cavity of this sugar maple tree?

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    Crazy Apples?

    November 9th 2018

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