Tag Archives: Quabbin

08.09.2020-2 A slight change in plans

My trip to Moosehorn Pond was intentional and my plans there also although I was thinking of dragonflies which were not terribly abundant.  The change is that I was going to do this as a “Silent Sunday” post but decided … Continue reading

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07.31.2020 T.G.I.F.F.

I’ve been waiting all week for Frog Friday to return. Started the week on Monday with bullfrogs. Thought about bullfrogs all week. Ended the week on Friday with bullfrogs. Hope to spend the weekend with bullfrogs. 🙂

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07.28.2020 A Couple of Odes

Not much of a sunrise but Sunday was another good day at the pond on Moosehorn Road. More frogs, waterlilies and a few dragonflies and damselflies. I posted an Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum a few days ago, but had a chance … Continue reading

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07.27.2020 Saturday’s Continued Good Morning

Saturday morning was just full of surprises.  As the fog settled into the valley looking east over North Quabbin, the sun rose and this stratus clouded sky happened. After the two previous images I shared from New Salem I thought … Continue reading

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07.09.2020 GBH on a Duck Box

Before I went to the meadow on July 5 (Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle and Grass Pink), I took a look at North Quabbin but in the dim light and not very inspiring fog (it’s not always great) left and drove … Continue reading

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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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06.18.2020 It’s Mountain Laurel Season Again!

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06.13.2020 Fungal Fire

A little abstract fungus something on a warm sunny day in New England. Ganoderma tsugae, along with G. lucidum, are herbal mushrooms used for a variety of applications.  I am not an herbalist or a mycologist so that’s all I … Continue reading

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05.30.2020-2 Saturday Morning Fog Hangover

Here is one more image from foggy Quabbin Hill this past Wednesday morning.  After the two trees shot and the violets, I thought I’d walk a bit further up the road and see if there were any more compositions that … Continue reading

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05.30.2020 Spilling through the Spillway

I didn’t expect there to be much flow through the spillway after so many days of no rain but the water levels in the reservoir and watershed are high enough that there was an overflow. The reservoir was created by … Continue reading

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