Category Archives: tracks and sign

Ataku Clearing – Heavy Browse Prompts Questions

One of the things that stood out to me on my recent visit to Ataku Island was how heavily some of the false azalea (Menziesia ferruginea) was browsed. The first stop we made after leaving the beach was a small … Continue reading

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Investigating Old Scat

Connor was investigating this old scat that he found on a log, or I probably wouldn’t have noticed it. Although the age seems to have deteriorated the form significantly, making it a bit more difficult to tell what sort of … Continue reading

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Ground Dogwood Growing from Yellow Cedar

While walking the Forest and Muskeg trail yesterday, I stopped to take the pictures I’m using on this post. There are two things in particular that catch my eye, one that I noticed at the time (and prompted me to … Continue reading

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Sand Trails on Rock – My Thoughts

Original post where the mystery is offered. If you’ve not read it already, check it out and then come back here. Given the uniformity of the trail, my best guess at this time is a gastropod of some sort. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Sand Trails on Rock

I almost passed by without noticing the odd streak of sand across a face of the rock embedded in the beach. I was in a broad transition zone between the sandy lower beach and loose cobbles at the base of … Continue reading

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Yellow Jacket Gathering Wood Fiber

Earlier this year I posted about yellow jacket scrape marks on my deck. The activity has continued throughout the summer and I finally got around to trying to capture (digitally) one of the workers. I posted a photo on bugguide … Continue reading

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