Blog: This Week in the Woods

Mouth of Salamander and Blood of Root

Another first for James Family Woods! Tri-Point Middle School Students garnered another first for the record books in Livingston County. Participating in a year-long herptology study as part of their enrichment students, Mr. Saffer's students can add the Small-Mouthed Salamander documented this month to the Gray Tree Frog put on record last October. These young people make it look easy with their open, enthusiastic approach to discovery in James Family Woods.

It's Warm in Fugate Woods Too! With this unseasonal weather, the wildflowers are in full blown bloom and promise of a compacted bloom cycle. While the Blood Root has come and gone in a blink, the other ephemerals that normally bloom in a cycle of 6-8 weeks are all showing their colors, or in bud. A drier Spring than usual also means the trails are welcoming and the migratory birds abound. Bluebirds were sighted on the Bluestem trail the first week of March and are hopefully taking advantage of new nest boxes.

In the mist of early morning, the warmth of the mid-day or the calm of dusk...it's time to catch the magic in the woods. Happy hiking!

Archived Blog Entries

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11.27.2012  Our Year In The Woods - Thank You

08.03.2012  Heat and Drought Affecting Our Woods

05.02.2012  Early Morning Surprise!

05.01.2012  Spring Bustle

04.10.2012  Finding Treasure

04.07.2012  Very Successful Work Days

03.27.2012  Mouth of Salamander and Blood of Root

03.10.2012  Wildflowers and Wings!

02.02.2012  Groundhog Day

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