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Sparganothis reticulatana Cenopis reticulatana

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greenrosettas

Date

August 5, 2011

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greenrosettas

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August 5, 2011

Description

Found this little beauty climbing into the house. It kinda looks like Phalangium opilio, but I'm not too sure. Or is it the Leiobunum?

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dogbane beetle Chrysochus auratus

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greenrosettas

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August 4, 2011

Description

Observed while fishing along the Piscataquis river.

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Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris

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greenrosettas

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August 4, 2011

Description

naturalized to Maine

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

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greenrosettas

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December 25, 2009

Description

Christmas Day Deer! Mother and her two offspring.

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greenrosettas

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August 3, 2011

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greenrosettas

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August 3, 2011

Description

False Crocus Geometer Moth

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greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2011

Description

Found throughout the entire state of Maine, this tree is an important food source for a multitude of animals and insects. "The fruit ripens from July to September, and is about 1/4 -- 1/3 inch in diameter, at first bright red, turning at maturity to dark red or nearly black. It is slightly astringent, but edible...The twigs have a strong, pungent, skunk-like odor when broken and, as with pin cherry and black cherry, are frequently distorted by a black, warty, fungus growth called "black knot"."(Maine Forest Service.)

I found this one in a small green space situated next to Guilford Industries textile mill. Probably a volunteer from some bird or animal droppings. I have tried the fruit and it is bitter but good.

citation:

Maine Forest Service. "Forest Trees of Maine." Maine: Maine Forest Service Department of Conservation. 2008

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Eastern white pine Pinus strobus

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greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2011

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Maine's state tree which also bears the state flower, the pine cone and tassel.

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Broad-leaved Helleborine Epipactis helleborine

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greenrosettas

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August 7, 2011

Description

Found this non-native to Maine within a cedar bog.

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greenrosettas

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August 4, 2011

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Note the lack of hair on top of the bee which distinguish the carpenter bee from a bumblebee.

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Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus

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greenrosettas

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August 4, 2011

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Creeping Bellflower Campanula rapunculoides

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greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2011

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Non-native to Maine. I found it while walking along the Piscataquis River riverwalk.

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greenrosettas

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August 4, 2011

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River bank grape growing down at the end of my parents driveway. It grows in seeps, alongside brooks, lakes, ponds and rivers.

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pickerelweed Pontederia cordata

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greenrosettas

Date

August 4, 2011

Description

Manhanock pond waves
Pickerel weed at the shore
Line casted for much more.

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spotted touch-me-not Impatiens capensis

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greenrosettas

Date

August 3, 2011

Description

The orange flower is a native plant to Maine, Impatiens biflora, with common names of jewel weed or spotted touch-me-not. The latter name refers to the fruit which when ripe opens explosively when touched and shoots the seeds out.