This Forest Exploration shed light on the many benefits of the snowpack (layered snow buildup) from temperature regulation to protection from predators.
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In addition to the usual emphasis on ecology, this January’s Forest Exploration introduced an additional focus: geology.
Last month, conditions were too parched to support much fungi life, but this Saturday we spotted pale False Deathcaps, Amber Jelly fungus…
During this month’s Forest Exploration, our group spotted painted turtles basking in the sun, appreciated the lingering goldenrods, and learned more about red oaks.
Much of the Fell’s flora has passed its summer prime but evergreen wintergreens still adorn the forest floor.
Summer is beginning to wind down in the Fells. This season has been especially dry; premature, still-green acorns litter the ground around us and the vernal pools we pass are parched. Still, there is no shortage of interesting natural phenomena to explore.
Nature is closer than we think – present all around us in our busy cities. She has added a few activities to ease the journey of discovering urban wildlife.
The Fells offers exciting natural finds year round, but July is an especially active time of year for both flora and fauna (…)