Overview

Description

The Dog Days of summer bring a bounty of beauty. Flowers, mushrooms, and insects abound. It is a wonderful time to go for a hike.

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Elevation

Details

Created by: CNHM
Distance: 1.4 mi
Ascent: 38 ft
Date: 08/05/2017
Duration: 96 min
Descent: 774 ft
Difficulty: Beginner

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Points of Interest

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Welcome to the blackberry jungle!
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A spittle bug made its home on the sweetfern shrub.
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How many insects can share one daisy?
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Bracken fern is one of the first fall colors to remind us that summer doesn't last forever.
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Pearly everlasting really does stay fresh-looking for a long time. Its papery petals work well in dried flower arrangements.
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Goldenrod is a classic sign of late summer. Its heavy pollen doesn't cause your allergies. The culprit is ragweed, whose spikey, lightweight pollen grains are released about the time that goldenrod blooms.
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Asters abound in late summer.
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The trees are showing signs of wear as the insects munch away. Warblers are one of our best defenses against insects that could eat all the trees, and in return, our abundant insects support a large diversity of birds!
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Mushrooms abound after the rains come again in mid to late August.
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Mushrooms abound after the rains come again in mid to late August.
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Crabapples ripen on an escaped tree.
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Canada mayflowers mature from starry white flowers, to speckled berries, to ruby fruits.
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The Destroying Angle may look innocent, but it is quite deadly if you eat it.
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Are they coming or going? Oak leaves are red both as babies and elders. The pigment helps protect them from intense sunlight at times when their cholorphyll isn't doing the most photosynthesis to soak up the sun.
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This lactarius mushroom bleeds white latex from its gills. A dab on your tongue tastes like the hottest black peppercorn you've ever bitten accidentally.
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Chantarelles are a lovely edible wild mushroom.
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Starflower was once a delicate white blossom. I think its leaves are aging gracefully.
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Maple-leaved viburnum berries will soon be deep purple.
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Red-eyed vireos are one of the most prolific singers of summer. Laura Erickson wrote an Louise de Kiriline Lawrence, the nurse who raised the world-famous Dionne Quintuplets during their first...
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Mushrooms abound after the rains come again in mid to late August. Russula with a red cap.
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Mushrooms abound after the rains come again in mid to late August. Jelly babies.
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Mushrooms abound after the rains come again in mid to late August. Coral fungus.