Phenology project: Changes in wildlife

Hand-drawn map

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Changes in vegetation

Most of the large vegetation are starting to loose their leaves due to the changing season. The smaller vegetation on the ground are starting to look more decayed. In general there also is a lot of missing vegetation due to the recent weather. The rain has caused the stream to increase in width. I noticed that it caused come of the land and vegetation to be eroded into the stream. Also this is due to the streams increased velocity. The berries on the buckthorns in my area are more noticeable now.

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Kara Winslow, Oct.21

Evidence of wildlife

The only wildlife I saw was one type of fish species in the lake. The fish like this area due to the cold water and water velocity.  The first time I visited my spot I saw water bugs as well but they must be missing due to the weather.  I heard a bird call from my spot but was not able to identify the bird.  Also although I saw no evidence of it, I believe this would be a great habitat for beavers. There is a lot of dead vegetation for a beaver dam.

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Kara Winslow, Oct.21

 

 

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