Notes from the Wild
Opossums, having migrated north are also unlikely winter survivalists. Naked ears, feet and tails slough off frozen fragments during our harsh winters.
Many ferns boast exquisite form and are splendid photographic subjects. Seeking them is a fine excuse for a late season ramble.
Like everything in nature, mimicry is complex and nuanced.
Giant swallowtail caterpillars are branded as “orange dogs” in the American south because they eat the foliage of citrus crops including orange trees.
Bobolinks, though, are only one patch in the quilt of the glorious grassland ecosystem that exists at the Forks.
Moth communication hints at the wealth of cryptic messaging all around us.
These plants can switch genders throughout their lives in response to growing conditions.
There are probably more deer now than there were before European settlement.