Monthly Archives: June 2017

Insects and Peppermints

Like a fuzzy mint confection, this Wool sower gall was a sweet treat for the eyes. Created by the Wool sower wasp (Callirhytis seminator) — or by its grubs — it’s apparently not dangerous to its host (a White oak, … Continue reading

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Kings crimson

A lucky day to be in the woods — seeing three male Scarlet tanagers (Piranga olivacea) was the prize. Siblings or just acquaintances, they roamed the trees of the North Trail together.

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