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The natural areas in Burlington are very integrated with the human processes that take place here. According to Burlington Geographic, Native Americans were present in the Vermont and Burlington landscape for thousands of years and in more recent times, this has been the Abenaki. These people most likely moved through Burlington seasonally. European settlersĀ  began […]

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184 Miles East

184 miles east of my Burlington phenology site rests a familiar forest that I grew up exploring. The woods behind my house in Gorham Maine were my stomping grounds growing up. Here I would build forts, catch frogs, and explore nature. Coming back to these woods now, I look at it with fresh eyes. This […]

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POETRY

Prepare In between the hustle, bustle, and noise of a small city rests a secluded hill side forest. The elms, locusts, and maples act as a fortress of peace. If you look close, you can see it begin to prepare for the oncoming winter. Overhanging on the front edge of the forest are the black […]

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I had a pleasant visit to my phenology site on a brisk November morning. The wind was rustling the leaves of the elm and locust trees that are stubbornly hanging onto their branches. However, the trees are beginning to show color now. The black locust trees are showing signs of changing to their striking golden-yellow […]

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The changing seasons and temperatures has been getting me excited to see the quintessential phenological event here in the Northeast: the changing colors of the fall foliage, in my phenology site. Given the number of trees showing their fall golds and reds I expected to find the same in my phenology site. I was disappointed […]

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This is the Spot!

This is the spot! My phenology location is east of Battery Park in Burlington Vermont. There is a small path leading to the forest just before you get to the Burlington Police Station on Sherman Street. I first visited the location on September 30 at 11:30 am. It was a cloudy, 60 degree day. I […]

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