Monday, August 31, 2015
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This gem is found growing at the Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota. It originally grows in Europe and Asia, and so it is an "escape" here, transplanted in North America centuries ago. Teasel was and still is used to card wood. We saw it being done in Iceland.
|Common Name:||Wild Teasel|
|Scientific Name:||Dipsacus fullonum|
|Irish Name:||Leadán úcaire|
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The sentiments expressed here about the importance of libraries are beautiful and priceless!
The Indian Lake Library has a gazebo with bug-free internet connectivity. In fact, the entire perimeter well into the parking lot is connected. This library, as do most, delivers the internet just as they do books as a media public service.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Today I wonder if these brilliant colors are caused by the fires in California, 2800 miles west of here.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Beaver River is a hamlet served by no road. One gets there by way of a barge that will carry your car across to the Six Mile Road, or by water taxi, a sightseeing boat or your own power boat, canoe or kayak. By water it is about 8 miles from the landing.
You can also walk from Twitchell Lake on a well maintained trail.
In winter you can get to Beaver River by snow machine along abandoned railroad tracks or over the frozen reservoir.
Sea planes are also available from 6th Lake on the Fulton Chain at Inlet.
There are a week or two in the fall, and another week or two in the spring when the reservoir cannot be crossed by boat or snow machine. During that time the folks who live in Beaver River use various rigs converted to railroad track-worthy machines. It's unclear to me whether this is actually legal, but no one seems concerned.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
|Eyes||most have eyes that touch, or nearly touch, at the top of the head||eyes are clearly separated, usually appearing to each side of the head|
|Body||usually stocky||usually long and slender|
|Wing Shape||dissimilar wing pairs, with hind wings broader at the base||all wings similar in shape|
|Position at Rest||wings held open, horizontally or downwards||wings held closed, usually over abdomen|
|Discal Cell||divided into triangles||undivided, quadrilateral|
|Male Appendages||pair of superior anal appendages, single inferior appendage||two pairs of anal appendages|
|Female Appendages||most have vestigial ovipositors||functional ovipositors|
|Larvae||breathe through rectal tracheal gills; stocky bodies||breathe through caudal gills; slender bodies|