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denniswross

Date

January 16, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

I came across this scat while it was quite fresh, not even cool. There was a strong smell of skunk just up the trail.

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What

Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

denniswross

Date

January 21, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

This skull was found today, not there when last I walked this trail on Saturday 17 Jan 2015. I have not found any other portion of the body. I suspect this bear was killed by a human hunter and that the skull was carried some distance by a medium sized mammal, perhaps coyote.

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Hawthorns Genus Crataegus

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 2, 2012

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Black Oak Quercus velutina

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 23, 2005

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Specimen tree S15

Circumference
2005 -- 25 cm

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Virginia Pine Pinus virginiana

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 23, 2005

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Specimen tree S7

Circumference in cm
2005 -- 71

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Sassafras Sassafras albidum

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 23, 2005

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Specimen tree S399

Circumference
2005 --105
2008 --110

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Rum Cherry Prunus serotina

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 23, 2005

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Specimen tree S6
Circumference in cm

2003 -- 145
2010 -- 190
2013 -- 197

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Mountain Maple Acer spicatum

Observer

denniswross

Date

August 18, 2006

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Collared Earthstar Geastrum triplex

Observer

denniswross

Date

December 29, 2014 03:12 PM EST

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Ant-Mimicking Sac Spiders Genus Castianeira

Observer

denniswross

Date

December 28, 2014 02:42 PM EST

Description

Found inside house on shower door. 12 Dec 2014. Observed in captivity since then. Closely resembles an ant except for 8 legs

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Observer

denniswross

Date

October 25, 2014

Place

Woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Transplanted with permission from Mason Farm Reserve Chapel Hill

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denniswross

Date

October 25, 2014

Place

Woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Transplanted from Mason Farm Reserve, Chapel Hill NC with permission

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Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus

Observer

tortuga_rapido

Date

November 9, 2014

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Date

November 4, 2014 10:09 AM EST

Description

Two Newts eluded my lens at Rakes Mill Pond

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Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 16, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

This yellow jacket nest was dug up by a bear. Pieces of the nest cells were scattered around several meters. A few angry insects were still in the ground. A bear was sighted nearby, see previous posting.

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What

Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 16, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

This photo was taken by my trail camera on Aug 4. I do not post observations that I do see myself. Yesterday, 16 Oct 2014, I saw a bear crossing behind me, a smaller individual, I would estimate 100 lbs, probably a yearling. I found were a bear had dug up a yellow jacket nest just up the trail, see next posting.

PS. Leave angry yellow jackets alone.

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closed bottle gentian Gentiana andrewsii

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 10, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Closed bottle gentian is rare at this location. I have only discovered this plant, and another one located about 400 meters away (Oct 15 2011). When not in bloom, they are impossible to distinguish from other ground plants.

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Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 6, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 6, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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dragonflies and Damselflies Order Odonata

Observer

denniswross

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Hornets and Paper Wasps Family Vespidae

Observer

denniswross

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)
Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

Observer

denniswross

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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spiders Order Araneae

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 1, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 3, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Longhorn Beetles Family Cerambycidae

Observer

denniswross

Date

September 3, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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grasshoppers, Crickets, and Locusts Order Orthoptera

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 24, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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True Toads Family Bufonidae

Observer

denniswross

Date

July 22, 2014

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Many of these around in the woods towards the end of summer