November 25th. Late afternoon. Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps).
November 26th. Sunrise.
November 26th. Sunset.
November 27th. Sunrise.
November 28th. Sunrise.
December 2nd. A whirlpool has opened up in the marsh.
Click here to view QuickTime videos of
the whirlpool in 2004, and this morning.
I went back in the late afternoon and took more photos and videos
- this time using a polarizing filter to reveal the large hole below. Click here to view a QuickTime video
of the whirlpool taken at this time.
The wave pattern created by the whilrpool is very complex.
December 3rd. Ice on Sphagnum moss at a rock cut near Old Hartford
Plants like this Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) and
animals including Spring Peepers (Hyla crucifer, not shown)
have been fooled into activity by our unusually warm wet November
Strange to see so much green in December. This is the basal rosette
of Cuckoo-flower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis, in the