Post April 16th

It seems like the continuing winter weather has really affected the ecology of my place. Upon my visit I did not notice any signs of amphibians in or around my place. Additionally I didn’t notice any flowers, either poking through leaf litter or on the trees around my area.

The closest edge is about 10 feet to the right from the rock in the center of my spot. In other directions it is about 15-20 feet away. This edge effect definitely creates opportunities for avian species, as they may utilize this small clearing to catch prey as well as watch for predators. Also my spot is home to a small stream, meaning many different animals utilize it for water and resources found along its banks.