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Come with me as we traverse a spooky world of poisons and hallucinogens closer than you might think, just outside your door.
Its allliiive! But, not quite like that. I mean, mushrooms don’t have blood right? Well hold your hiking stick, because this spooky mushroom might cause quite the fright if you look down and happen to see it.
The forest floor hosts all kinds of spooky life forms, but have you ever stumbled across something erupting from the forest floor that is more sinister or more haunting than this fungal forest feature?
Those spiky gumball-like seeds can look daunting, like a thousand medieval chain maces ready to strike those who wander too near.
Is this the fabled “murder hornet” we keep hearing about? No! This is the eastern cicada killer wasp!
It’s a bird! It’s a bee! It’s a… moth?! More specifically, it’s a hummingburd clearwing moth.
Picture yourself immersed in a forest for a few seconds. Something that might be missing from your mental image, but is a significant piece of a forest ecosystem, is a snag.
Voles might look small, adorable, and innocent, but they can wreak immense havoc on newly planted forests.
What are those explosions of white flowers in our floodplains?
This past month, the Alliance’s Forests team hosted another Tree Stewards training in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service. Designed as a four-part training series, Tree Stewards is a project spearheaded by the Alliance, but it would not be possible without support from our committed local partners.