Archive for November 2016

20161128 Moose Hill   Leave a comment

My first time on the Pepperbush trail at Moose Hill.  A closeup of beech bark (maybe birch?), in the late evening slanting light.

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Posted 2016-11-28 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20161119 Broad Meadow Brook   2 comments

We had a meeting of the New England Entomological Society at Broad Meadow Brook.  I’ve never been there before, and took the opportunity to take a walk in the woods there.

The autumn colors are gone.  The scenic snowy landscapes are not yet.  This is the brown season, and it has pleasures that are smaller and more intimate.

An abstract of some bright leaves, taken facing into the sun.

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An insect that drove me absolutely crazy by flying away each time I thought I had it in my sights.  Identified as Dikrella cruentata, a first for me for this particular type of leafhopper, and apparently the second recorded sighting in Massachusetts as per bugguide.net, and the first recording for this insect in Massachusetts in November (this information courtesy the Insects of New England Facebook group).  Eratoneura was also proposed as the genus.  This is the best I could do:

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Posted 2016-11-19 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20161105 Devil’s Rock   1 comment

A nice walk to get my mind off the elections coming up.  The bright autumn colors did not stay long this year, but the more subtle late autumn hues are beautiful, too.  I think cloudy skies bring out the colors wonderfully.

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Posted 2016-11-05 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized