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07.04.2020 Hemlock Varnish Conk-Ganoderma tsugae

Although the same species, this is not the same mushroom I posted as an abstract a while back.  I went looking for woodland flowers this morning and not much was happening.  They must be spent from their glory last year … Continue reading

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03.14.2020-2 A bit of Nature’s Chaos

Those who know me have heard of my admiration for Eliot Porter‘s photography and especially his Nature’s Chaos collection. When I saw this sagging tree and its reflection I thought of how chaotic the scene was and wondered if it … Continue reading

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11.19.2019 Golden Pholiota

Going back a few weeks to September 21, I found a log being broken down by a couple of healthy colonies of Pholiota aurivella, commonly known as Golden Pholiota or Golden Waxy Cap along the road in the Federated Women’s … Continue reading

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07.26.2019 Eastern Teaberry

The plant of many names, this is also known as wintergreen (several have that same common name), checkerberry,  boxberry, or American wintergreen.  One of the botanists at Native Plant Trust calls it eastern spicy-wintergreen. Gaultheria procumbensis is a member of … Continue reading

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07.08.2019 Eight where ordinarily there are four and a colorful visitor

A similar image to the partridge berry I posted a short time ago, but in this case with a double bloom.  I heard from someone that he once found one of these with a pair of five-petaled partridge berry flowers. … Continue reading

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07.03.2016 The view from Soapstone Hill

This is probably the best vantage point for viewing the Quabbin Reservoir from the ground.  I seriously doubt I will ever get a drone, but I also seriously doubted I would ever get a CD player. This time we are … Continue reading

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