What in the Woods is That?
July 7th 2010
Our proofreader discovered this strange object in a spruce tree near her home. What in the woods is it?
June 23rd 2010
Naturalist Mary Holland shared this wonderful picture with us…yup, it’s an animal den site. But what kind of animal?
June 9th 2010
Reader Susan Elliot took this picture at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center this past weekend while attending the 115th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club. What is it?
May 26th 2010
Our friend Bryan Pfeiffer shared this wonderful picture with us. What kind of bug is it? (Hint: you really have seen it before, especially at this time of year.)
May 12th 2010
Many mammals, including opossums, red foxes, woodchucks, raccoons, skunks, and cottontail rabbits, use holes for den sites, sometimes simultaneously. This particular hole is only being used by one mammal species at the moment – if you look closely, you’ll be able to tell me with certainty which one it is.
April 28th 2010
We’re going to purposely ignore the fact that there’s fresh snow on the ground at the moment and offer up a more hopeful look at the forest floor. What kind of flower is this?
April 14th 2010
As our resident tracking expert Sue Morse is fond of pointing out, feet make tracks! What kind of paw are we looking at here?
March 31st 2010
Our friend Bryan Pfeiffer submitted this intriguing picture. OK, botanists, what is it?
March 17th 2010
This tool was found recently leaning up against a tree in a forest. What’s it used for?
February 26th 2010
Each of these cones was collected in the woods around our office in Corinth, Vermont. Name all five species.