Site A was located on a trailside hill just east of Gates Brook in a richly mixed forest of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), sugar maple (Acer saccharum), American beech (Fagus grandifolia), eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and oak (Quercus sp.). This was my only collecting site in the Wachusett reservation where the litter contained beech nuts.
|Site A cone and litter microhabitats|
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|Site B cone and litter microhabitats|
|View of reservoir through rushes. Site B "colonnade"in upper right corner.|