Chestnuts and dense forests

I came across this tree yesterday which appears to be an American Chestnut. It was on the edge of a power line clearing. I’ve seen many small chestnuts , but none this size with nuts forming


The forest in Vermont is very dense – particularly the understory – with small beech trees, ferns, and hobble bush. As the elevation increases to near 4000 feet, there are more spruces and firs (balsam firs have a great conifer scent)


Spruce:

My humble abode


Lots of fungi


A toad and a frog

Fowler’s toad?

Green frog


A rare view


A few others


Northern New England is a special place

J

2 comments

  1. Sally · July 6, 2016

    The rare view is spectacular!

    Like

  2. Marti Rand · July 6, 2016

    Yes, it is. Thanks for the beautiful pictures, Kevin!

    Like

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