Final Reflections

As this phenology observance comes to a close, we can now look back at how the natural environment here has changed. With roots in the burlington culture and along the burlington bikepath, these woods of my site are no stranger to human contact. Yet, a preserved and maintained state of wilderness is still present in […]

Spring Phenology

Through all the winter detritus, it is finally time for some wildflowers to poke their heads up. Pretty colors of angiosperms are beginning to show, showing true the transition to springtime phenology. Among the understory plants are many different species of mosses, which I find particularly pretty. Mostly in their forms as a gametophyte, but […]

Spring Break Montreal Phenology

As someone entering the field of forestry, the most apparent tree species throughout my time in Quebec was the Maple. Vermont also is composed mainly of Maples, but mostly in the form of indigenous Red and Sugar species. In my Phenology spot of Quebec, it was compromised almost entirely of Silver and Norway Maple species, […]

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland Winter Phenology

When asking which category this phenology site would fall into in the Wetland, Woodland, Wildland model, the answer would certainly be an Open Upland Community, which falls under the category of a Wildland. This is a site of Wildland because a portion of it falls on a cliff side, which not only distrubs local vegetation […]

Tracks and Winter Phenology (2/5/19)

This phenology spot has seen a lot of change since my last visit! The snow has piled up, although the rain and high temperature conditions over these last few days must have reduced the snow coverage significantly, to a point where in some areas I can see patches of green grass poking out from the […]

Human History

In the mid-1800s, the logging industry in the North-East region of the U.S.A was booming, and so many areas close to the Burlington waterfront were cleared to produce train railways to help support the massive shipping industry which goes along to support all of the exponential logging. This logging leads to an increase in cleared, […]

Middleton MA Phenology Spot Coordinates: 42.61416, -71.00492 Here is a place of great cultural and natural significance, a yard whose perimeter has stayed constant for centuries. This traditional maintenance has allowed for the development of needed old-growth forest, and created a defined line of which hardwood oak forest surrounds grass pasture. The forest has marked age from its developed […]

Event Map

This week, the phenology of my site has shifted further into the reaches of winter. Leaves have fallen completely from their deciduous trees, and the weather has become crisp and harsher. Additionally, wildlife noises have come to silence, as birds have parted on their migration towards warmer temperatures in the south.   The birds have […]

Bird’s Eye View and Phenological Changes

Since the first assignment at my Phenology site, there have been many noticeable changes on the environment.  One of these is a renewed activation of what must be a woodpecker. One tree central to the site has been providing habitat and food source for a woodpecker, but it wasn’t until this last visit that I […]

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