Quiz #128: Plant

Last week, I made a brief visit to a conservation property that is home to Pitch Pine, Common Lowbush Blueberry, Scrub Oak, Pin Cherry, Sweet-fern, and many other grassland and pine barren plant species. Along one trail, I noticed sprawling communities of today’s mystery plant. Some of the leafy mats even had red fruit. Name this evergreen subshrub. (Photographed in Wells, ME on November 12, 2014.)

Photo of Quiz #128: Plant

Photo of Quiz #128: Plant

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Quiz #127: Mammal

Last weekend, I found a partial skeleton above the high tide line of a rocky coastline at the mouth of a river in Biddeford, ME. The skull measured roughly 3.75″ by 2.5″, a small amount of hair remained near the sharp toes nails of a front foot, and the spine was about 2′ long. Note that the pair of upper incisors are missing. Identify the mammal.

Photo of Quiz #127: Mammal

Photo of Quiz #127: Mammal

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