What in the Woods is That?

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    Three Tanned Pelts

    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?

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    Archeological Ruin

    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.

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    Native Tree

    December 3rd 2009

    This native tree is common throughout the Northeast. What is it?

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    No Hints

    November 19th 2009

    No hints on this one. What in the woods is it?

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    McIntyre Job Machine

    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…

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    Not Driftwood!

    November 6th 2009

    Driftwood? Nope. What in the woods could this be?

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    Sugar Maple Scar

    October 29th 2009

    What caused the scar on this sugar maple tree?

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    Pomainville Wildlife Management Area

    October 23rd 2009

    Susan Elliott, a member of the Rutland County Audubon Society took this photo while bird monitoring in the Pomainville Wildlife Management Area in Pittsford, VT. What in the woods is it?

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    Something in the Apple Tree

    October 16th 2009

    Last winter, Jason Selden and family were coming down a hillside in Chelsea, Vermont when a member of the group spotted something odd in an apple tree. Selden snapped this picture of the animal. What is it?

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    Fallen Leaves

    October 9th 2009

    This selection of fallen leaves was gathered near our office in Corinth, Vermont. Name all six species.