|Site A cones|
|Site B, arborvitae trunk in foreground|
|Spider incorporating a Site B |
cone into its web
|A trail tunnel through dense |
arborvitae near Site B
About a month after I took my samples, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority removed close to 4,000 trees from the North Dike as part of a safety and maintenance program. Happily, according to news reports, the stands that I had sampled were probably left intact.
|American coppers (Lycaena phlaeas) were plentiful on the grassy top of the North Dike|