Monthly Archives: August 2011
This baby bird is a casualty of our heavy rain, thanks to Irene. Any guesses as to what it is? The wing bars and small white spots starting on the tail feathers throw me off a bit. And isn’t it … Continue reading
Spiny Oak Slug (Euclea delphinii) Saturday, August 27, 2011 Mount Vernon (Map 20) I was picking up some scrap lumber stacked by a large spruce tree in our back yard and found a strange small caterpillar underneath one of the … Continue reading
Seasonal Foods by Fred Gralenski With the summer winding down here in the Quoddy region it’s interesting to note the changing diet of the critters as some their foodstuff items have gone by, others are still available and some are … Continue reading
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Molunkus (Map 44) The power in the cabin comes from a generator in a nearby shed. It’s loud and disruptive; I don’t like to run it except to run the water and lights at night. The … Continue reading
A porcupine, or maybe more than one, has been very busy over a period of two weeks. Their teeth grow and have to be kept at a proper length by chewing to prevent overgrowth. Overgrown teeth can cause starvation.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 Molunkus Stream (Map 44) After seeing nothing in another stand we drove to a parking area for “big field.” It was after sunset but before dark. The only sounds during the quarter-mile walk were the small … Continue reading
Young, diseased and stressed maples start to change color first.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 Molunkus Stream, Molunkus Ten miles out a dirt road, past the beaver lodge, behind a gate, around many corners and up and down hills, sits an observation deck on the edge of five acre field. It’s … Continue reading
After not realizing what I was walking through was poison ivy until I was three feet in and up to my knees, I thought I’d share this link with you. Thankfully I had jeans and boots on. Identifying Poison Ivy, … Continue reading