hike

sunflower seeds

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split rock

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quarry

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Clark

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water

Green Lakes.
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360 waterfall

Tinkers Falls is still frozen.
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Haha I got my feet in that picture, by mistake. There are a few people etching their names into the wall.

same photo, flattened:
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Here are the public photo spheres I’ve put up. It’s fun!

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american mandrake

Pratts Falls, NY.

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Burl:
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Podophyllum peltatum, commonly called Mayapple or American Mandrake:
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Sitting outside an alpaca farm on the way back:
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underside of a small tree:
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clover in a pot at home:
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clark


Tinkers Falls

79 degrees F and still a lot of ice left.

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thaw

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ice

Ice fishing doesn’t look like a lot of fun. A man told me the ice is 2 feet thick. It’s above 40 degrees and sunny today. The other two fellows each had only a bucket with them. – At Oneida Lake.
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Turkeys crossing the road.
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more colors

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spruce pond

Tully, NY
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green lakes

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geese

at Clark Reservation
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evening

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spruce pond


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Dropped J & A off to do their hike from here.
Trails.com says:
Spruce Pond is man-mad, formed by an earthen dam at the south end. It’s dotted with tiny islands and surrounded by a dying pine forest on half of its shores. Bring your fishing pole as this pond is stocked with rainbow and brook trout.


celebration day

This is how to celebrate a final exam that went well. (Aaron’s summer biology..)


truffala tree

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snapping turtle

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Run at Beaver Lake, then a walk down the Bog Trail with the camera. Lots of new ferns coming up.

First, a Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa)..
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In the bog, we saw lots of little fish, one handsome catfish, and a big turtle. The turtle’s shell was at least a foot long, maybe more. They say that snapping turtles live 30-40 years on average and they are New York’s official state reptile. This one is old and has algae growing on its head and tail. (Next time I’ll bring a polarizing filter for the camera!)


Three Falls

April in Manlius. There’s still a bit of ice in the shade. Last time we hiked here it was November.
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Geese

Chickens at Abbott Farms. Then a cold Beaver Lake run. The lake and sky were full of geese. Very noisy.


Three Falls, Manlius

In the summer this was completely dry.


mid-November

a warm day at Clark Reservation. Found maidenhair spleenwort, the renowned & rare American Hart’s Tongue, and a twice-cut fern (Long Beech Fern?).