Category Archives: Acadia National Park

25 March 2017, perfect weather for lichens- Acadia National Park

On Soil. Fruticose; Podetia; so far so good. But then I misinterpreted Brown or No Apothecia in the same way that got Oakhurst Dairy in trouble- there is  NO COMMA. So, the Podetia are not brown; they are green. Cups … Continue reading

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Fern growing in snow- 02 Feb. 2017 Acadia National park

First lower pinnule is almost equal or a bit shorter than the second; but not very much. The texture looks like the ferns that I think are Dryopteris cristata , they are growing near our vernal pool at home. But this … Continue reading

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Nematomorph -Acadia Nat. Park January 26-28, 2017

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

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Bryophytes Acadia Nat. Park & MDI 26 Jan. 2017

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

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Is this another Fly? 17 October Acadia National Park (the answer is “yes”)

I don’t see antennae. Its legs are kind of skinny. It has the long probing tongue, however. On asters at the north end of Eagle Lake.

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Spring Azure- 04 May 2015, Gorham Mt. Acadia National Park

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