scat next to a habitual trail
pupal cells - more info Tracks & Sign of Insects by Eiseman/Charney p246
dig for carpenter ants
feeding sign and burrows in pine tree
eating hickory nuts and log excavation for feeding on carpenter ants
At the lower elevations of the Appalachian Trail, we saw a single pink Azalea bloom on April 27, 2008
The beautiful bell-shaped white flowers were in full bloom at the top of the Appalachian Trail's McAfee's Knob on April 27, 2008
On the property of The Home Place in Catawba, Virginia, stands a Chinese Chestnut. Since the Chestnut blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) originated from Asia with the Chinese Chestnut, the two species evolved together allowing the Chinese Chestnut to develop a resistance to the fungus.
WIth this observation, I can add the sense of taste. I ate one of the chestnuts. It was delicious!