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Watch One Leaf Change Color!


Posted By Carrie Anderson
September 28, 2016

Watch a single leaf change color through time-lapse photography! As we observe the changing seasons at Wolf Ridge, one of the brightest signs of fall has been the changing leaves. When I first started closely observing the maple leaves changing color I had lots of questions- did they change from one side to the other? […]

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Balls from Insect Galls


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
September 26, 2016

This past week during a phenology hike, we came across a strange growth on an unknown plant which led us into some further research, discovering that it is something referred to as a gall. Some galls can be a result of infections by bacteria, fungi, or nematodes, but they can also be the result of […]

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Mooning over Tettegouche Ferns


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
September 20, 2016

We found a few leathery grape ferns near Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park recently. If you look at the photo, you can see some immature lighter green spores and some mature browning spores.  It gets its unusual look from how it grows, divided into the sterile fronds (three leaflets), and the fertile part, which look like “grape bunches” of […]

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