On Saturday, Jim and I were playing “forest ranger” out in the woods, culling non-native trees and clearing paths. We prepared for ticks by wearing hats and long pants and sprayed ourselves and clothes… Read the rest
Jim noticed this white moth with a distinctive black dagger marking, when both wings are closed, on a woodland trail during one of our frequent hikes. It is a Haploa clymene. Take notice of the black … Read the rest
On a recent hike, Jim came upon a box turtle that had just died. It was still decomposing, so no body parts had been scattered yet by animals. It was the perfect opportunity for me to learn about the skeletal … Read the rest
When can you last remember seeing a box turtle? Well, in my evening walks (7:30 – 8:30 pm) in early June, I hit the motherload with five or more in a single walk – I actually lost count.
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Life is an Adventure! In our walk the other day (May 21), we spotted a number of these little guys up on the mountain ridge in the woods. They really are quite beautiful against the woodland floor. And they all … Read the rest
Newt or Salamander? Yes!
Jim and I were taking a hike after a rain in late April and were delighted to come across this bright orange salamander with red spots – not just one, but five separate … Read the rest
During our last visit to our cabin in Sharps Chapel, I did not see a single deer, but they were there — their footprints were everywhere in the snow. That’s why I was interested when a neighbor … Read the rest