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Deer prudence

Well off the main path and back into the woods, a small herd of White-tailed does looked at us with caution but not too much alarm. Two larger bucks stood just off to the right.

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The face of winter

The wrinkled surface, lichen patches, and broken bark hollows of this weathered tree suggested a rather forlorn — or perhaps just sleepy — face surveying the snow-covered woods that surrounded it.

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Northeast Passage

Perpendicular to one of the straight paved paths of the park, a natural dirt trail traces a horseshoe-shaped meander through the Fall woods. This leg of the shoe follows a narrow creek.

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Guacamolde

Little bits of mold-like moss or lichen grew in just the right way around a fallen log’s knot to suggest a split avocado.

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Limb by limn

The afternoon sun lit up the fuzzy fibers along the stem and branches of this scraggly little tree or shrub, bringing it and its scattered red berries to life.

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Den bother

Just about a week ago, the Red fox (Vulpes fulva) who lives here had to dig out his entryway just like everyone else in the area. Maybe like most, too, he’s hoping that the snow is behind us at this … Continue reading

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Where the wild things were

Well off the paved paths and into the snow-filled woods, we came across several groupings of shallow bowls where the local deer had sheltered the night before. An intriguing if brief look into their private community.

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