Fallen Tree Smells of Licorice

Last fall or early winter, a good-sized spruce near the trail fell over in Totem Park. It caught my attention today when I walked by and noticed the smell of licorice. I think it’s from the rotting wood, but I am not sure what exactly might be producing the smell. When I was investigating more closely, I noticed some of the biggest craneflies I remember ever seeing, but they flew off before I had a chance to get a picture.

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I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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