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.]


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

The Great Wall of Wilmot

Clayton Nowell granted a conservation easement to the Ausbon Sargent Land Trust, making sure that his 28 acre farm will remain open forever.

He also amused himself by building a stone wall along the entrance.

People from the Wilmot Conservation Commission are blazing a small trail through the property.  I explored it yesterday.

Moosewood, Acer pensylvanicum

Northern wood sorrel, Oxalis montana

Hobblebush, Viburnum lantanoides

A fawn was here

Sulphur cinquefoil, Potentilla recta


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Field Trip

It didn't rain yesterday, so we took a trip up the side of Mount Cardigan.



A late Clintonia

Mountain-Ash growing on a mountain

Three-toothed cinquefoil


Labrador tea!


Mountain Maple

Raven riding the updrafts


Circle 'round the sun brings rain - and it did

Mount Washington is out there

Newfound Lake

A different View of Mount Kearsarge