Monday, 30 September 2019

Sept 30 2019





 NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, September 30, 2019 (Monday) 



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** Louise Nichols sends a photo of a Hemlock Varnish Shelf Mushroom (Ganoderma tsugae) from her Aulac property. This is a very hard, usually a shelf mushroom, but occasionally with a stock like Louise’s has. It grows almost exclusively on EASTERN HEMLOCK [Pruche du Canada], but could grow occasionally on pine or spruce, just trying to fool “shroomers.” It grows slowly and can become very large with that striking varnish shine persistent for years.


** Adam Campbell from Ducks Unlimited has donated several WOOD DUCK [Canard branchu] boxes to be given out free of charge. Some have already gone to be set up, and some are still available. These are very well constructed boxes, made to Ducks Unlimited specifications. They are large and heavy, but rewarding to set up at appropriate sites, and get patrons. Wood Ducks, MERGANSERS [harles] and COMMON GOLDENEYE [Garrot à oeil d’or] are the most likely species to use them. Shavings have to be put in them before the ducks take them in early spring. They can certainly be erected now, while the weather is good, or in the winter, if you want to place them in a wet area that freezes over. There is a very helpful instruction booklet with them. Thanks to Adam for home delivery and Ducks Unlimited for donating them. If you would like to reserve some, e-mail me at nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com I can take some to the October 15th Nature Moncton meeting if more convenient.


** Brian Stone shares a few more photos from Saturday’s Nature Moncton Mapleton Eco Forest visit. One shows the red immature berry cluster of HOBBLEBUSH [Viorne à feuilles d’aulne] that will go very dark blue at maturity. Hobblebush prefers to grow in understorey shade, which is abundant at this site. HOP HORNBEAM, a.k.a IRONWOOD [Bois de fer], was present. This never grows to become a large tree but has very hard wood that has been used for specific items in the past, like oxbows and tool handles. Brian got a distant photo of the seed packet that readily identifies the tree with other features. They look like pods of the hop plant, thus the alternate name.

The fern ROCK POLYPODY [Polypode de Virginie] was present on some of the boulders. Many photos of the beautiful streams and a photo showing the very high canopy compared to folks beside a tree.



Nelson Poirier   <nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com>   
Nature Moncton


HEMLOCK VARNISH SHELF MUSHROOM (GANODERMA TSUGAE). SEPT. 29, 2019. LOUISE NICHOLS


HOBBLEBUSH BERRIES RIPENING. SEPT. 28, 2019. BRIAN STONE


IRONWOOD AKA HOP HORNBEAM TREE SEED PODS. SEPT. 28, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MAPLETON ACADIAN FOREST TRAIL FIELD TRIP.  SEPT. 28, 2019. BRIAN STONE


MAPLETON ACADIAN FOREST TRAIL STREAM. SEPT. 28, 2019.  BRIAN STONE
MAPLETON ACADIAN FOREST TRAIL STREAM. SEPT. 28, 2019.  BRIAN STONE


MAPLETON ACADIAN FOREST TRAIL STREAM. SEPT. 28, 2019.  BRIAN STONE

ROCK POLYPODY FERNS. SEPT. 28, 2019.  BRIAN STONE

ROCK POLYPODY FERNS. SEPT. 28, 2019.  BRIAN STONE