What in the Woods is That?

  • Mystery in Rouge thumbnail

    Mystery in Rouge

    April 14th 2017

    We found this pretty bolt in our firewood pile. Alright wood geeks, what species is it?

  • No Place Like Home thumbnail

    No Place Like Home

    March 31st 2017

    Home sweet home. What animal lives here?

  • Confounding Cones thumbnail

    Confounding Cones

    March 17th 2017

    A two-part question: What type of cones are these, and why are they in a pile?

  • Tree MD thumbnail

    Tree MD

    March 2nd 2017

    This tree has a disease. What’s your diagnosis?

  • Log Spill thumbnail

    Log Spill

    February 17th 2017

    What is spilling out of this log? (Thanks to Bonnie Pease for the photo.)

  • Game Cam Apparition thumbnail

    Game Cam Apparition

    February 2nd 2017

    A game camera captured this animal shape on a beaver dam in late January. What animal is it?

  • Miniscule Mystery thumbnail

    Miniscule Mystery

    January 20th 2017

    Christina Erickson came upon masses of these tiny black creatures in the woods in Charlotte, Vermont, just after Thanksgiving. What are they?

  • Mushroom Madness thumbnail

    Mushroom Madness

    January 6th 2017

    Cheryl Cullion came across this unusual mushroom in Intervale, New Hampshire. We’re wondering, what caused it to grow like this?

  • Stumped thumbnail


    December 22nd 2016

    What is happening to the top of this stump? Clue: It is part of a long row of white spruce planted together decades ago and more recently thinned by removing every other tree. Thanks to Kyle Mason for the photos.

  • Mystery Mound thumbnail

    Mystery Mound

    December 9th 2016

    This moss-covered mound, around 100 feet long and 4 feet wide, was spotted high on a mountain in a stand of red spruce and balsam fir. What do you think it might be?