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03.02.2021 Yeah, you got to mix it, child, you got to fix It must be love, it’s a beech

I’ve shared a few images of winter foliage that was a surprise to some.  On Sunday while driving around before yesterday’s North Quabbin image, I spent some time in the Federated Women’s Clubs State Forest looking at beeches-Fagus grandifolia. Here’s … Continue reading

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02.05.2021 Flashback Friday Flash Forward

A little anticipation, albeit with several months yet to pass, of my planned trip to Northern Maine. Although I do find white lady’s slippers in some of my local haunts, they are seen by the hundreds (possibly a slight exaggeration) … Continue reading

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11.23.2020 Macro Monday-Aster Futures

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11.02.2020 Monday Macro

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09.24.2020 Spider Wasp

As the name implies, these capture spiders and leave them for their larvae to feed upon. The adults as you can see from these images feed upon flower nectar, in this case Boneset once again. Blue-black Spider Wasp– Anoplius sp. … Continue reading

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09.21.2020 Milkweed Fluff

A sure sign that Autumn has arrived. After yesterday’s sunrise endeavor I drove by the fire ponds in Wendell. I noticed this milkweed plant separated from all the other growth at the side of the road and the shaded water … Continue reading

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09.14.2020 Macro Monday

I went to visit the fringed gentians this morning.  Unfortunately, sunshine is required for them to open and I only had a few early hours to be out.  I did find one composition with a bud and that will show … Continue reading

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09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

Although my understanding of when Sundew would be flowering was faulty, I did get a chance to photograph a flower when I went to Gauco Pond last weekend (The same day I shot the red-legged grasshopper I posted earlier this … Continue reading

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09.02.2020 Wordless Water-lily Wednesday

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08.31.2020 Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew-Drosera rotundifolia is a small carnivorous plant found in wetlands. They were not flowering quite yet on Sunday but hopefully will be this weekend as many had buds though they were still tight. All those “dew” drops are sticky … Continue reading

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