Beech bark disease
Black Bear in the woods near a black berry patch---we crossed paths---He looked at me I looked at him and we both moved away from each other.. Phew!!
dark brown all over, 2 inches long, with raised rings of varying widths
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit) It is a large, cylindrical, hooded flower, green in color with brown stripes. Distinctive Jack-in-the-pulpit formation grows beneath large leaves and in shade.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker seeking insects on the trees.
Sighting: I saw this sparrow confirmed by another birder to be Red Fox sparrow ground feeding under an apple tree. I didn't hear it's song but understand it has a terrific voice deep rich whistle.
Fledgling. Read more:
Appalachian Trail, Green Mountain National Forest
Not sure of species!
First bloom I have seen this year!
Blooming in a field on margin of a forest
Four leaved trillium! Becca says it is a "quadrillium". Has anyone seen this before ??