Archivos de Diario para febrero 2024

04 de febrero de 2024

A. Johnson Company is closed

As of the end of the December 2023, the A. Johnson (lumber) Company in Bristol, Vermont is closed. There's almost nothing online about this so I won't try to provide a link at this time (see the comments). If today's date were April 1st, I would wonder if this might be an April Fool's joke. If A. Johnson is closed, that's a Very Big Deal since they own many acres of forested land throughout the state.

Does anybody know more?

Publicado el 04 de febrero de 2024 a las 06:43 PM por trscavo trscavo | 7 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de febrero de 2024

Bristol Pond

Bristol Pond (also called Winona Lake on some maps) is a large wetland complex in the town of Bristol in Addison County, Vermont. Bristol Pond is the source of Pond Brook, which flows north through the adjacent town of Monkton before emptying into Lewis Creek (which itself empties in Lake Champlain). The Pond Brook Watershed is a significant natural resource (but that's a different story).

There are no hiking trails around Bristol Pond. The best way to experience the area is by canoe or kayak. For convenience, I made a geospatial PDF map of Bristol Pond. The blue area on the map is State land while the yellow area is private land owned by the A. Johnson Company.

I've only been to Bristol Pond once but my sense is that there's a lot to see and do here. You can browse the site's observations to get idea about biodiversity.

Have you been to Bristol Pond?

Publicado el 10 de febrero de 2024 a las 08:38 PM por trscavo trscavo | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de febrero de 2024

The confusing tick-trefoils

Desmodium glabellum (tall tick-trefoil) and Desmodium perplexum (perplexed tick-trefoil) are members of the Desmodium paniculatum complex. The specific name perplexum suggests these taxa are confusing, which is indeed true. Until recently, it was very difficult to distinguish Desmodium glabellum from Desmodium perplexum. In 2020, a breakthrough research result put these species on the map (both figuratively and literally). For more info:

The googledoc includes an identification key, references, and links. A short glossary is also included.

Publicado el 25 de febrero de 2024 a las 01:30 PM por trscavo trscavo | 14 comentarios | Deja un comentario