Friday, July 5, 2019

The Bog

I love living so close to the amazing Philbrik-Cricenti bog in New London, NH.

Today we walked out onto the bog to find a sea of pink orchids.



A sea of pink orchids
Water arum, a native Calla

Cranberry flowers

Calopogan orchid

Sheep laurel

Tall Meadow-Rue

White-Fringed Orchid

Rose Pogonia - I've never seen them here before!

Pitcher plant flower, after the petals have fallen

Rose Pogonia

Bog Rosemary berries

Winterberry flowers

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Sunset

This is nothing more than a sunset over Chase Pond on July 2, 2019


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Langenau Forest Spur Trail

The spur trail has been cleaned up recently, so we hiked it.  The mosquitoes were glad.















Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fox or Turtle?

While walking along Chase Pond last night we found where a fox had dug out a snapping turtle nest and eaten the eggs.

I went back today for more photos and found several more destroyed nests.

Snappers are cool, but so are foxes.

Can you find the fox footprint in this photo?

Another nest.  Fox left a reminder of her visit.

This is Grendal's Mother, the largest snapper in Chase Pond.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

On Eagle Pond

The State of New Hampshire has cleaned up the boat launch at Eagle Pond, so we took our kayaks out to explore. 

[Full disclosure: I am not Donald Hall or a Poet Laureate.  But I was not going to pass up a chance to use On Eagle Pond for a title.]




Pickerelweed

Royal Ferns



Eagle Pond Road Crosses Frazier Brook

On Frazier Brook


Roadblock by Beaver




Bullhead Lilies



Greenbriar in Bloom

Baby Royal Ferns - And A Friend

Mr. Catbird Defends His Nest

Bullhead Lily

Here Be Dragons