What in the Woods is That?

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    Mystery Ornament

    January 5th 2018

    Rachel Putnam came across this strange sight while on a chilly walk in Orford, New Hampshire. She was able to identify this substance in a balsam tree, can you?

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    What in Blazes?

    December 22nd 2017

    This isn’t a trail blaze. What is the circular white spot (and the other smaller white spots) on the bark of this sugar maple tree?

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    What’s Up, Moss?

    December 7th 2017

    What are these white bits on the moss-covered rock?

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    Pointed Puzzler

    November 22nd 2017

    Spotted on a Christmas tree farm, it’s taller than many of the young trees and still standing straight in late November. What is this plant?

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    Beech Bummer

    November 10th 2017

    What happened to these beech trees?

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    Boggling Barrowfull

    October 26th 2017

    A wheelbarrow full of small chunks generated while working up a load of log-length firewood. This byproduct probably wouldn’t have existed 10 years ago. What are they and what changed?

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    Dubious Digger

    October 13th 2017

    What caused this digging in the woods? Hint: The photographer took the picture from a safe distance.

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    Beguiling Buddies

    September 29th 2017

    These two Vermont trees are growing just a few feet apart. Can you tell us what species each is?

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    Hello Yellow

    September 15th 2017

    Jeannette Segale came across this yellow substance in early August in her back woods in Huntington, Vermont. Do you know what it is?

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    Riddle in Rouge

    September 1st 2017

    This plant was observed in thickets in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. What is it?