In tamarack bog with sphagnum and speckled alder.
Tamarack bog at BNP, on hummock. With Rubus hispidus and Thuidium delicatulum (both visible), and speckled lader. Patchy. Not certain on the species, but it has the right general look (but i couldn't do any microscopy to check)
feeding in a group of 3 adults on the berries of poison ivy vines
feeding in a small flock of four birds
Post-Thanksgiving happy dance
Leucistic red tailed hawk; seen around Everett village/covered bridge area. We have seen her on a nest in past years, but have never seen her offspring. Visitors often report her as a "snowy owl."
Nematodes on newts. Associated with environments with snails - a host in the life cyle of snails - not harmful to the newt - eventually work their way out of the animal as they develop.