Forest Trivia Archives

When this insect grows, its cast-off goes

April 29, 2016
Identify what insect produced this casing and describe its purpose.


 You know the berries and the leaves, but can you id the blossoms?

April 1, 2016
You know the berries and the leaves, but can you id the blossoms?


Name this vocal winter resident and something it may be feasting on now in your woods.

January 12, 2016
Name this vocal winter resident and something it may be feasting on now in your woods.


 Nature's ornaments?

December 14, 2015
As autumn fully abscised the last vibrancy out of our deciduous wooded landscapes, ones eyes are easily drawn to lively hues remaining in our conifers. You may notice some small rhomboidal structures hanging from the limbs of a red cedar, white pine or o


 Name this significant saprophyte to our eastern forests.

October 29, 2015
Saprophytes are organisms that live on decaying organic matter. They cycle nutrients in our forests. In autumn, the fruiting body of this fungus is readily found emerging near declining oaks, maples and other hardwoods. What is it?

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