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Roots of a birch tree wrap around a glacial boulder
August 27, 2011

Yellow Birch, Adirondacks

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features On the trail to Goodnow Mountain, a yellow birch appears to be ingesting a boulder left behind by a glacier. With its tenacious trees and rebounding wildlife, Adirondack Park is a miracle of regeneration. Committed advocates and legal protections written into New York’s state constitution offer hope that it will remain forever wild. See more pictures from the September 2011 feature story "Forever Wild." See pictures of patterns in nature » See more pictures of autumn »
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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