On the other side of the bank was a track that appeared to be that of a diagonal walker. I wasn’t able to cross the brook to get to the other side to look at the track up close for fear of breaking through the ice. The track disappeared at the edge of the bank.
Based on the twigs and buds I was able to look at, I believe to have identified sugar maples, red maples, and white oak. I included a picture of a tree with diamond-patterned bark which I believe to be green ash as well.
For the second semester of my phenology project, I’ve decided to move my location a bit closer to campus. Walking 30 minutes to the Intervale in single-digit temperatures isn’t very appealing, as much as I love going to the Intervale. I think it’s great that there’s a natural area right on campus, and I enjoyed exploring it for a bit.
Exact Location: 44.4766, 73.1863
To get to my location, enter into Centennial woods off of Carrigan Drive and walk downslope until the brook first comes into view. Here on the curvy bank of the centennial brook is my new phenology location.