Field Guide: A-Z

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plain pocketbook

Pocketbook mussels begin breeding at the start of August.

Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Wild black cherries start to ripen.

Photo of a snapping turtle on grass gaping at camera.

Snapping turtle eggs begin hatching in mid-August.

White Tailed Deer

Male white-tailed deer rub velvet off antlers towards the end of August.

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Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

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Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants