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Greta's Phenology Site

Visit #2!!

Posted: October 21st, 2018 by glorey

Bird’s Eye View:

Picture Updates!!

Changes Since Previous Post:

  • Since my last visit to my site many of the trees surrounding the site have begun to change their colors.
  • There was also evidence of pollution/oil in the creek (picture above).
  • Evidence of leaves being eaten my some species of insect or small animal, no evidence of large animal species at phenology site.

About My Phenology Site!!

Posted: October 12th, 2018 by glorey

How to get there:

To get to my phenology site you first head into centennial woods, passing the sign that was so nicely labeled with “welcome NR1 students” during our centennial woods assignment at the beginning of the year. From there you head down the path until you have reached the first clearing, composed mostly of evergreens. From there you take the trail on the left and head down, going over a set of boards until you reach the second clearing. From there you head down the path on the board walkways until you reach a little creek, there, is my phenology site.

Why I chose it:

I chose this phenology site because I wanted one with a little creek or brook in it. I grew up exploring the creek behind my house, and have always found them fascinating. Honestly, I thought a spot that was just trees would be a little boring.

Vegetation:

My phenology spot is full of abundant green vegetation, as it is very close to a water source. There are several of the trees species that we learned for our tree quiz, but also several new species that I am unfamiliar with, and i’m sure i’ll get to know them very well over the next few months. The majority of the area is covered with vegetation of many different species, and at a glance the biodiversity seems to be pretty high, anyway here is just a few of the species found there:

  • Norway Maple
  • Common Buckthorn
  • Poison Ivy (yikes)
  • Boxelder
  • Ferns (soon to be further identified)
  • Natives grasses

Link to my site! (I was unable to get a exact google maps location when I got there so use this in combination with my direction to find it)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Centennial+Woods+Natural+Area/@44.47781,-73.1867748,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cca7a4064285555:0xa16586518a8db548!8m2!3d44.47781!4d-73.1845861

Photos!!

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