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20200528_132210A young Ganoderma tsugae, Reishi mushroom.

IMG_20200607_001334_873A shy cottonmouth, aka water moccasin.

20200612_102708~2Wild terrestrial orchid, “Pink lady’s-slipper”

20200613_214848A Snapping turtle waiting to cross the path.

20200612_111429A maturing Reishi mushroom.

20200520_150854Entrance to Demon Pond.

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img_20200525_233146_447A beaver lodge.

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20200520_152849This particular place had a nice feeling to it. The water level is above you as you walk past the beaver dam in the background, holding back Demon Pond.

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It’s been a while since the beaches opened up and here in Maine I noticed that the ocean had a much greener hue to it than usual. There were intense heat waves this Spring that must have been good conditions for phytoplankton. The temperature of the water was surprisingly warm for June, yet hardly any people and no one swimming.

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Oarweed Cove, Ogunquit, Maine

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Israel Head Rocks, Ogunquit, Maine

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Little Beach Lighthouse, Ogunquit, Maine

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Wallis Sands, Rye, New Hampshire

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Wallis Sands the day after the storm.

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History of Great Brook Trail

 

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There were some of these beauties flying about, but I didn’t get my camera out until they left. Unusually more monarch butterflies this summer than the last three years. I saw them all over the place, which is great. This the first time though, that as caterpillars, they were in my garden feasting on the milkweed. I counted at least twelve of them.

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They are in their pupae stage now, which I have not been able to spot, but I hope they come around again as third generation ones. The picture below was taken in the summer of 2012.

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The image below was taken in the summer of 2013 of the bumble bee partaking in the hydrangea bush, their favorite this time of year.

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