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    Default A mid winter walk

    So the chubby dog and I decided to do a little winter training . This big ol guy took off and I thought it was probabley one of the Barred Owls so prevalent around here . Looks more like a barn Owl tho I think .



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    Glad you got out Joe. My favorite woods animal is the barred owl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJDavis View Post
    Glad you got out Joe. My favorite woods animal is the barred owl.
    I agree Mike . Barred owls are cool . Remember at our last campout " who cooks for you " all night .

    On the way to preschool at noon to pick up Little River ( worlds smallest bushcrafter ) a large Red Fox came sauntering over the bridge down the road and walked up in the county land at a leisurely pace .
    So today I traded in the dog for Little River and went down to see if we could track him to his den .

    Track much larger then I thought although this is small zippo .

    Little River on the trail

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    I know it looks like rabbit poop but there's too much of it and its more oval LR

    Found some unusual trees . Look like Red Cedar but no needles , no leaves . Growing right in the swamp with what look like Cypress knees . Pretty sure Tamarack not common around here .
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    Great pics... Thanks

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    Great pics; thanks for sharing the trip!
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    " Knees " just like Cypress from what I remember but pretty sure its Tamarack



    Scouring rush not really affected by the cold that much .



    Obligatory fire . Sorry gang ,cotton balls coated with wax and Zippo . We just didnt have the time for friction or flint and steel .



    Oh the fox . He outfoxxed us . Got on grand central deer trail that went every which way and we lost his tracks .
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    Nice shots. Looks like a good time.
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    Nice to see you bringing the boy out. This is what memories are made of.
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    Nice!Thanks for sharing!

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    Did a little more research on Tamarack . This is almose definitely what I found . The bark when removed has a pinkish or reddish tinge and the roots grow shallow at right angle to the tree .
    Tamarack is an indian word meaning " wood that snowshoes are made of " Hmmm that sounds like a project .

    Also called eastern Larch . Others have said the inner cambium layer of Larch is edible .
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