5 mature trees along bike path in Gatineau. It's pretty rare to have shagbark hickory this far north.
growing on a rock below the high water mark
growing on a rock. No apothecia and thali more leafy than l. rivulare
Growing in a silver maple swamp
Found this snake as part of a coverboard survey carried out in Ottawa's greenbelt
buttonbush thickets are uncommon habitats in eastern Ontario and west Quebec. This one was growing in an opening of a silver maple lowland
6 other butternut seen from here
Calling intensity 3
Calling intensity 1 - only one frog could be heard
2 nesting cavities in tree
I was incredibly grumpy but forced myself to go out for a run, and finding this little one on a footpath through some suburban scrub I've been meaning to check out for awhile made my mood improve immeasurably. :D
I am surprised the leaves haven't turned yet.