What In The Woods is That?

Our biweekly guessing game!

Whatever draws us into the forest—be it birdwatching or logging, hiking or hunting—all of us are unified by the sense of wonder we feel in the outdoors. The forests, fields, and streams of our region are full of mystery, and if you stop and look closely, you’ll see all sorts of oddities.

Below find a picture of one such woodlands curio. Guess what it is and you’ll be eligible to win a Season's Main Events Day Calendar. A prize winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. The correct answer, and the winner’s name, will appear when the next column is posted.

This Week’s Entry: Mystery Ornament

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?

Mystery Ornament Image


A frozen pile of grouse droppings.

This week’s contest winner was Doug Morin

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