Mushroom Lovers USA – first post

Here are some images of a mushroom I found in Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem. I cannot ID it using the Audubon guide. It has a white spore print. Can anyone help?


Bird ID Quiz

Okay, all you birdwatchers out there — I sighted a pair of these on the bank of a tidal river in Salem, Massachusetts over the weekend. Looks a lot like a Lesser Yellowlegs to me. Migrants on their way down the coast, perhaps delayed (or derailed) by Superstorm Sandy? Or something else? A Short-Billed Dowitcher, which I also wouldn’t expect around here?


Hooded Mergansers and Buffleheads at Sargent Pond

Stills and frame captures from my mini-safari to Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, Mass., on November 11th.

Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery

Three pairs of Hooded Mergansers at Sargent Pond on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. This is a frame capture from video. One of the males had just put his “hood” up…..


Here’s a still shot of the group, showing off some of the females….



Here are some still shots of male Buffleheads…..


…and a couple of frame captures of Bufflehead pairs….



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