Thank you to the Maine Master Naturalists who knew what this is, or made an educated guess. I never considered the Red Squirrel, and there are at least four to be seen at almost any moment in the yard. Here … Continue reading
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
Dormant: bud scales tight; no green tissue. March 14, 2017 Four perfect leaves emerged from the terminal bud. Note the “bristled lobes”. There is still a trace of the downy fuzz, but the leaves began drooping and fading almost immediately; … Continue reading
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
Dryopteris cristata growing in vernal pool site. Need confirmation of this since I have not seen one before. Note “louvered” pinnules on fertile frond.Also, fertile frond is taller than sterile frond. The sori are on the upper pinnules. Comments are … Continue reading
Dragonfly on the Marsh Fern. I think it is Sympetrum but I’m not sure of the species.