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?
Observed while fishing along the Piscataquis river.
Christmas Day Deer! Mother and her two offspring.
False Crocus Geometer Moth
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.
Maine Forest Service. "Forest Trees of Maine." Maine: Maine Forest Service Department of Conservation. 2008
Maine's state tree which also bears the state flower, the pine cone and tassel.
Found this non-native to Maine within a cedar bog.
Note the lack of hair on top of the bee which distinguish the carpenter bee from a bumblebee.
Non-native to Maine. I found it while walking along the Piscataquis River riverwalk.
River bank grape growing down at the end of my parents driveway. It grows in seeps, alongside brooks, lakes, ponds and rivers.
Manhanock pond waves
Pickerel weed at the shore
Line casted for much more.
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.