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 upĀ  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.