It was a Saturday afternoon. The sun was shining threw the trees as we ascended Coney Mountain in the Adirondacks. The temperature was approximately 23 degrees Fahrenheit and it was a completely silent day, besides the trees cracking. The wind was blowing easterly as we were climbing the windward side of the mountain.
I was able to spot rabbit tracks crossing in and out of the footpath. These tracks were not fresh as I noticed snow from the previous nights fall covering the actual indented print. I did not actually see the rabbit.
25 Jun 2013.
Shallow Lake Trail, Hamilton Co, NY.
Found on Hemlock along a wooded path.
25 Jun 2013.
Ferd's Bog, Hamilton Co, NY.
Found on ferns in a boreal bog.
ID courtesy of Peter Homann:
Observed at least two common loons in Raquette Lake. Multiple observations
Small plot of Common Clubmoss on the trail leading from Camp Huntington to St. Williams Church.
On ground near Coolidge cabin
Group of 6 Males and females near Coolidge cabin
Heard chickadee in eastern white pine near Huntington staff cabin.
Red squirrel carrying eastern white pine cone.
I'm not sure about this id. It just looks a lot like something else I remembered identifying as a carrion beetle.
These little creatures were on a shelf fungus of some kind. They were wagging their butts back and forth. I'm really curious to know more about them.
Chased out of the brush by a mouse
Large group, mother with children
Dropping Pine cones from a white pine
Flying around eighth lake
A pair pecking at a maple.
Many red squirrel at eighth lake campground
Mallard ducks in eighth lake
2 preregrine falcons on trail from eighth lake campground to bug lake. They were watching Zoe and I, one gave us a warning shot of poop that landed a couple feet from Zoe. We could here them screeching to one another
Many chipmunks at eighth lake campground.
A pair of black-backed woodpeckers in young mixed conifer hardwood forest near the edge of the lake.
4 resting on a log
Several chicks with her. First time seeing the babies.
Found hurt on long lake beach