Recent Sightings

Sightings Over The Last 30 Days

August 28, 2014

Cortinarius iodes

Cortinarius iodes

One of the prettiest mushrooms on the Sanctuary can be seen along trail edges now. It's a bit sticky when young. The stem can be lavender with white, but the rusty spores make it stand out. The cap will take on some yellowish or whiteish spots. It grows in association with hardwoods. This 4 inch beauty is one of the natural wonders of the fall season. Photo by Laura Weishaupt

August 25, 2014

Patient Toad

Patient Toad

Friend of the mountain, Bill Moses, had a great encounter with an Amrican Toad on the way back from the lookouts. It sat patiently whole he took a long exposure. Keep an eye out for woodland frogs while walking trails on the Sanctuary. They blend into the leaves and can be hard to see until they jump. And remember, please look and admire from a photographic distance.

August 21, 2014

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed can still be seen blooming in some of the wet areas of the Sanctuary. It's an important food source for bees and butterflies alike. It's also an easy to grow native plant that would be beautiful in your garden. Photo by Mary Linkevich.

August 14, 2014

Autumn is in the air and on the trees

Autumn is in the air and on the trees

It may only be mid August, but signs of autumn are in the air, and certainly in the trees. The black gum are the first to show their fall colors, and spots of red and orange can now be seen throughout the forest.

August 13, 2014

Resting fawns

Resting fawns

Fawns and young deer were a rather common sight this summer, especially early morning when young can be spotted in and around the Visitor Center and Native Plant Garden.

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