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Phenology and The Four Seasons

My Event Map, A Tale of Yesterday

Posted: November 6th, 2018 by kkbrown

It’s a gallant tale to say the least.

A Happy, Happy Day In Burlington

Posted: November 4th, 2018 by kkbrown

This was taken on November fourth by the lovely Ciara Tomlinson. This is the traditional spot for my photos and from it one can see how the vegetation that stands out is seen to be a deathly whitish color. It must have lost its pigmentation and then been bleached by the sun. This is the furthering of what was seen last month.

But what is interesting is the lush grass growing underneath that I didn’t take note of last time.

Here’s where I really noticed it. In the parts where one can see in between the taller, standing flowers and such one can also see what looks like even lusher grass. It is presumed that the cover of the dead plants has somehow helped the grass to persist. Of course this could be a trick of the light today but I wonder if the dead plants have helped the grass by dissuading people from walking over the grass and by shielding the grass from weather events like rain or hail. I mention walking pedestrians because I did see a woman pushing a shopping cart through the field to Target, which sits mere feet from the field.

I also noticed an increase in trash in the field today as I walked by. There was even trash sitting in the walkway.

What a tragedy.

I also saw a recent addition to the entrance with the start of some kind of development I think. There were large, stacked pads of tires in front of the construction machine at the fields entrance which was also cleared of a bit of vegetation. The coming days will see great change.

Here’s some other photos I manged to nab whilst there:

I may post a poem as well but no promises. ;>

A work of art, my hand-made map

Posted: October 22nd, 2018 by kkbrown

Monday, 10/22/18


This hand drawn map was delicately crafted the 22nd of October 2018. The baby breath has seen a further reduction in population as the cold weather has been setting in and other plants have been wilting as well. No sign of mammals or rodents around the field yet and there aren’t proper locations for birds to nest inside the field but I have heard crickets and other insects recently which are probably preyed upon by birds in the surrounding, border trees.

Field image coming soon…

Hello world!

Posted: October 1st, 2018 by kkbrown

This first photo was taken October 8th:

I chose this spot because it was very beautiful to view as I ran through it earlier in the school year and I thought that the plant life would show more changes as I viewed it, more so than the other spots I was interested in. One can get to it by going down Spear St. from UVM and then taking a left on Quarry Hill Rd. and after going down the street one should see a bend with an incline and if one goes up the rocky side trail then one can find thus field. For vegetation, I’ve found what I believe to be Wild Purple Asters and a good bit of dying Baby’s Breath alongside Wild White Asters.

Google map location:


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