Another hot and sunny day. The more I travel through the Adirondacks, the more I realize how unique the Ampersand Pines just may be.
Another beautiful day. Mostly clear with a little haze. Hot in the afternoon but not too humid. The grove was calling me all day. Got to it right after work. Measured a few trees and took some photographs. As far as I know, this is the first photograph ever taken in this grove.
A beautiful Sunday. Warm and sunny with a light breeze. I’ve begun to measure Pine Marten Grove.
A rambunctious little patch of creeping snowberry at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center. Its small white fruits are now ripe throughout the Adirondacks. They taste like a fusion of blueberry and wintergreen.
I made a special trip to the Deer River this evening to get a photograph of cardinal flower. Despite its brilliant red, it seems to hide quite well amongst other plants. It grows in wet areas, particularly along rivers and streams.
This eastern white pine has a 160.5 inch circumference. It grows in the Ampersand Pine Belt where many more mega pines await discovery.