P. M. - To Flint’s Pond.
I see much eriocaulon floating, with its mass of white roots uppermost, near the shore in Goose Pond. I suspect it may have been loosened up by the musquash, which either feeds on it, or merely makes its way through its dense mats. I also see small fishes, apparently shiners, four or five inches long, in this pond. Yet I have seen this almost all dried up.
I have smelled fungi in the thick woods for a week, though they are not very common. I see tobacco-pipes now in the path. You are liable to be over taken by a thunder-shower these afternoons. The anychia already shows green seed-vessels on its lower branches. Petty morel has begun to bloom in shady swamps, how long?