This one stumped me. I watched as it began fruiting on a large maple limb that looks as if it’s been down for a long time. The iNaturalist bot was suggesting they might be oysters, but there were no gills so I figured it was some sort of polypore.
Found a beautiful flush of turkey tail while I was walking Sunny near Dove Cottage recently. Took me a bit to figure out if it was the real deal or false turkey tail. It’s real. Might harvest some to make tea … Pretty sure this third photo is turkey tail, too, but I didn’t check […]
I set up my game cam in the north hollow a few weeks ago and was eager to retrieve the images on it. Overall, disappointment. Lots of squirrels. A few interesting canine type critters. Raccoons. And my favorite of the bunch: a wild turkey.
As part of a forest land tax reduction, I had to mark the property boundaries and create a 10-year plan for my land. I hired a consulting forester to help assemble the plan and learned a hell of a lot in the process. While I was out doing that, I also planted ramp bulbs and […]
Walking with Sunny in the pre-dawn hours yesterday morning, we both stopped dead in our tracks at the sound of frantic flapping in the trees above us. Barely discernible, a blob lumbers out of the branches and glides down the hill. Then several other trees start rustling with similar results. Sunny doesn’t get excited over […]
While reading The Practice of the Wild, a book of essays by Gary Snyder, I came across his ode to leaf litter: Living activity goes right down to and under the ‘ground’ – the litter, the duff. There are termites, larvae, millipedes, mites, earthworms, springtails, pillbugs, and the fine threads of fungus woven through. ‘There […]