Category Archives: Local Flora and Fauna

Day 264: Springtails on Waterslides

On Thanksgiving we noticed that there were tiny bugs all over everything outside, including our trash and recycling bins, even our front door. It was an overcast day and none of the pictures I took turned out very good, but … Continue reading

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Day 242: Ready to Fly

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Do You See What I See?

Weathered wood is strangely beautiful. I often take pictures of it. There was something familiar about the lines of the weathered tree trunk pictured below, but I didn’t realize what it was until I reviewed the pictures today. Do you … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part II

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Continuing the Catalog: Part 4

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part I

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Berry Tempting

My field guides did not have any information on this plant, so I had to depend on the Internet. The search phrase “tree with speckled red berries” brought up results for autumn olive, and I believe that’s what this shrub … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished

The black specks make me think that it’s mountain cranberry, but that’s a problematic identification. Mountain cranberry is rare in Massachusetts and its status is listed as “Endangered.” According to the state’s Fisheries & Wildlife page for mountain cranberry, “only … Continue reading

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An Ostentation of Asters

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Bee Honest

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