Friday, April 5, 2013

Life in a Sap Bucket - Straight-toothed Sallow

One of the many species of moths adapted to flying in colder weather, Straight-toothed Sallows are often found in the sap buckets at Westwood.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life in a Sap Bucket - Hammock Spider

On any moderately warm day during the syruping season, I'll usually find an assortment of critters floating in the sap buckets.  I suppose they are attracted to the sweet sap, or in the case of this Hammock Spider (Pityohyphantes sp), to the other critters attracted to the sap.
After ants, spiders are probably the most common find in sap buckets, with moths a close third.