VOLUME 24 I NUMBER 2
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THE OUTSIDE STORY
Each week we publish a new
nature story on topics ranging
from woodcock habitat to
“The point here is that four out
of the last five sugaring seasons
have been statistical outliers.”
From: Dispatch from the
WHAT IN THE WOODS IS THAT?
We show you a photo; if you
guess what it is, you’ll be eligible
to win a prize. This recent photo
showed the trademark flame
figure of box elder.
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Photo by Roger Irwin
Wild bees working pickerelweed (Pontederiacordata),
a native emergent found on pond margins and in
marshes. The detail present in the shot is all the more
amazing given that photographer Roger Irwin was
floating at the time he took it. “I was in my Yack, an
open-top kayak made for fishing; it is very stable so I
feel comfortable carrying expensive camera equipment
on the ponds that I frequent,” explains Irwin. “I parked
in some lily pads next to the pickerelweed and spent an
hour sitting there, waiting for the right combination of
bees and flowers. After many shots with a Nikon D500
and a 300mm lens at 1/1000th second, ISO 400 at f7.1,
I had a few keepers!”