Third Visit

-The leaves on the foliage near my spot have started to turn a golden yellow, indicating seasonal changes are beginning to really take effect. Yellow pine needles cover the ground of the forest and have started to collect in the steam, slowing the flow of the water creating small pools of nearly stagnant water. I’m interested to see how the backed up  stream will affect surrounding areas and potentially create new habitats seasonal habitats.

-I seemed to hear more noise from the road, most likely due to the loss of pine needles and other leaves. This makes the human activity around centennial much more obvious to human visitors in the woods, making the experience less dominated by nature and more of a combination of the natural world and surrounding infrastructure. The forest is slowly becoming more bare, and quickly becoming less green.

-This time when I visited my spot I couldn’t find any signs of animal activity. The forest seemed almost dormant of animal life.

Second Visit

My Area

-My place is in a wooded area with a clearing. In the center of the clearing is a large rock, and adjacent to that is a small stream. You can find in Centennial Woods by following the path until taking the first right, and continuing to follow this smaller windy path to the stream. I chose this location because it interested me. The area is densely forested on the edges of the stream with smaller vegetation sprawling the ground. The trees on the edge of the stream are dominated by Eastern white pine, which are beginning to deposit their needles in the stream and surrounding landscape. Other species in the area include Norway Maple, Boxelder, and a variety of shrubbery.

-I spotted some deer droppings to the right of the stream, indicating there was some deer activity recently. Insect activity seemed pretty low, most likely due to dropping temperatures.

75 Bilodeau Ct, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Latitude: 44.477814 Longitude: -73.184588