Let’s start off with another video
This crayfish was found while turning over rocks in a small stream on the AT.
Also uncovered this red backed salamander
Paula found another friend
She loves walking sticks (the insect type)
The trail (and the trail queen)
Some have asked what the bear may have been eating in yesterday’s video. I’m told they eat black cherries and acorns this time of year.
Guess what this guy preferred?
A two headed mushroom – I’ve never seen one of these:
Its nut in the husk
Squirrels love these (first they chew through the husks)
Round lobed hepatica – one of my favorite spring wild flowers – wish I were here 4 months ago
One parting image
Time for bed,
The Blue Cohosh photo is remarkable!
It seems like we have a lot of Walking Sticks here. I’m not really sure if it’s truth or fiction, but we’ve been advised that their spray can temporarily blind pets. We have a curious Chihuahua so we relocate them.
Nice video and photos. Did you notice the crayfish was missing one of its front claws? Love the salamander. Was the bear eating cherry or black berry. Seed does not seem large enough for cherry. Love the photos of scat.
Oh boy, I’ll need to do some more detailed scat analysis tomorrow 😀
Glad to see some aquatic species getting the attention they deserve!