Soft sponge like texture. Tree is a hickory
Tree recently cut during a home remodel. There are 90 growth rings.
This tree was planted early on in the history of the Univ of Wisconsin arboretum. It is noteworthy for the brilliant red fall foliage, not typical of a black tupelo. It is just outside the visitors center
probably escapee from hunting club
Between 18:50 and 19:25 EDT, 10,000+ chimney swifts flew into the chimney on the NE corner of the Stevens Center, as seen from the 17th floor of the Nissen Bldg. The birds congregated in tightening swirls near the chimney and then flew inside in bursts at a rate of up to 20/sec. This went on for about 30 minutes. Last evening in a similar show, a peregrine falcon caught one. They begin to emerge around 07:30 am, but spread out over much more time.
Growing up from newly applied mulch
growing in profusion from newly applied mulch
found carcass due to a group of turkey and black vultures
feeding on goldenrod
Feeding on golden rod
Note; I saw the poop on 13 Sep. I recorded a sighting of the bear on 28 Aug . I do not post remote sightings recorded by my trail cam unless I also see the animal or other proof such as this scat.