More volunteer opportunities –
|this is Luke, he is around the VLT |
office sometimes. You should introduce
yourself to him, he's nice.
VLT is offering some select Tuesdays for trail work – May 23rd, June 13th, July 11th, and August 15th. Contact Kerry Hardy for more information on location and timing. Kh.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rhett or scarlet|
photo by Linnell Mather
Oh yeah – one more – this time from Linnell Mather (again!) – snapped this beautiful flamingo shot recently. Taken from (but not at) Skoog Park , rumor is the flamingo has been spotted in several lawns along the sands. At least that’s the rumor I just made up.
Wonderful day up on Calderwood Island, off the little throrofare, east of Stimpson Island. Always lots to see there…really stoked to find some mushrooms in the burn areas. Including Split Gill and mustard red gilled polypore.
|this dude's wormin' days are over|
|this is an interesting find. full of hair,|
snail operculums, and seeds . under the
big oak on Calderwood. feels raccoonish,
similar to a pellet as well.
31 Reach Road – (4/13-14) – golden crowned kinglets, white throated sparrow, brown creeper, Eastern Phoebe,
|rodger's under carriage - chewed up|
Here’s a little from Thomas Tyning from “A guide to Amphibians and Reptiles”
“the courtship dance of the spotted salamander consists of a single male and female circling each other on the pond bottom. Occasionally one or the other will swim up for a gulp of air, but then will slowly drift back down and resume activity. Males and females nudge each other and try to push their heads beneath the other’s body, especially near the tail. Males attempt repeatedly to rub their chins along the back of the female.
|numbers have only increased in the shallow coves around|
Vinalhaven - and much of the coast.
These gulls be "wormin'", or just relaxing on the log.
“normally, they don’t lay eggs for at least a day or two after they court.”
|skunk and spraint|
nice otter dropping there in front
|the poor squirrel had to eat its plain cone next to a |
bag of sh*t. and the bag had to deal with the squirrel.
don't know which is worse
we love the basin - and this day was a treat with Skunk Cabbage and otter spraint. Right where they should have been!