Gordian worms! Notice that one end works like a “holdfast” or anchor attaching to the gravel or a leaf. The Nematomorph photographed on the 26th was there in the same place on the 27th (we put it back after … Continue reading
ID thanks to Roger Rittmaster, Bartramia pomiformis. This moss is on the access path to the Witch Hole Trail, 44 24′ 14″ N and 68 14′ 55″ W (sorry I don’t know how to get the degree sign for the notations). … Continue reading
Very dead tree, fallen and broken into sections. Probably deciduous, maybe Big Tooth Aspen. It fell across the end of a vernal pool, now frozen.
ID provided by Maine Master Naturalists (Thank you!), despite my terrible photos. These springtails are at the same jelly fungus where I photographed them on Jan 05. Since then the temperature dropped to 0 degrees F., then it snowed, then … Continue reading