What in the Woods is That?
February 9th 2010
By now you’ve all had a chance to read Bernd Heinrich’s wonderful story in our winter issue on identifying bird’s nests. You have read the story, right? Put your newfound skills to work here and tell us what bird made this nest.
January 26th 2010
This picture, circa the mid-1980s, shows biologist Will Staats surrounded by scarred saplings. What, specifically, caused this damage?
January 15th 2010
Sort of other worldy, huh? What in the woods is it?
January 7th 2010
Chris Demers of Willington, Connecticut, took this photo a few weeks back after a fresh snowfall. What made these strange marks?
December 31st 2009
Reader Karen Jackson was loading her woodstove when this piece of bark fell off a log. The underside was covered in lacy designs. What caused these patterns?
December 18th 2009
A trapper in southern Vermont submitted this photo showing the tanned pelts of three Northeastern mammals. From left to right, what are they?
December 11th 2009
This archeological ruin was photographed in a yellow-birch/hard maple stand near the top of a mountain in southern Vermont. It’s not a cellar hole. For a hint, consult the winter 2009 issue of Northern Woodlands magazine.
December 3rd 2009
This native tree is common throughout the Northeast. What is it?
November 19th 2009
No hints on this one. What in the woods is it?
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…