Archive for April, 2011

Common Loon

An Asylum of Loons

April 23, 2011

Every spring, we get a few visiting loons on Holman Lake. It had always seemed to me that the birds would land, rest for a week or so, and then… [Continued]

Red-backed Salamander

Salamander 3-fer

April 22, 2011

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) is by far the most common salamander in our woods. They come in basically two color variants: a red-backed and a lead-backed. As the name… [Continued]

Hepatica

Hepatica

April 19, 2011

One of the earliest spring wildflowers is the Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis). There is a great stand of them along Black Dog Road in Juniata County, and some nice stands at… [Continued]

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