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Posts Tagged ‘bark

The Bug on the Bark (Part II)

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The Bug on the Bark (Part II)
20 April 2010
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm

The Bug on the Bark

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The Bug on the Bark
20 April 2010
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

The Bark on the Tree

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The Bark on the Tree
16 March 2010
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue, NY

The Stump in the Yard

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Even after this particular stump has been declared dead and mostly cut away, life still finds a way to make use of it. There are bugs that make its home within its now exposed rings, and new shoots of leaves spring from the crevices of its bark. To quote from Jurassic Park, “life, uh… finds a way.”

The Stump in the Yard
19 August 2009
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

September 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm

The Grizzly on the Rock

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Did you know that grizzlies are omnivores? They’ll eat bark, tubers, roots, bugs, elk, bison, and other bears (of the black variety). They’ve never been known to live in New York, even before human activity threatened them. The grizzly bear is a subspecies of the brown bear.

The Grizzly on the Rock
21 February 2007
Bronx Zoo, NY

Written by Allison Frost

March 3, 2009 at 10:39 am

The Path in the Woods

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My favorite month on Long Island is May. Every year it seems to pour and pour and pour at the end of April, only to leave the bark wet and the trees bursting with green when May comes.

This was my first and only visit to the Terrell River County Park — I had hoped it edged closer than it did to the spot in the river where I saw 11 egrets feeding once — but I was astounded by how large it was compared to how it looks. The trail eventually leads to a beautiful little beach.

The Path in the Woods
23 May 2008
Terrell River County Park, Center Moriches, NY