Friday, July 8, 2016

Rickett's Glen

On Wednesday, I spent two hours looking for Wood Thrush nests at the "Hayfield" of Rickett's Glen State Park while students measured plant growth and looking at ant species. Two hours of heaven despite not finding a nest (two territorial males though). 

The woods that poke into the fields had a beautiful stand of black cherry trees (Sebastian demonstrates below). The other cool things were a wood frog, American toad, and a super thick section of beech trees. 

Wood frog (this species can be frozen solid [after acclimatization] and revived) 

very young toad

Find the wood frog 
One of the beautiful black cherries encountered 
Looks beautiful but suggests overgrazing 

Find the toad! 

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