Edge Effect

There are multiple edges in my phenology spot.  It is basically a relatively small square with two sides bordered by the lake, one side next to the bike path, and the final side bordering a field.  This produces three fairly unique edge habitats for various organisms.  Along the lake, the tall trees act as bird habitat while providing them with a close proximity to hunting grounds in the lake.  Along the other two sides, because of the high human activity, I do not think they act as good habitat for many animals.  But, the increased sunlight provides habitat for unique plant species.  It appears that the area is just too small to truly support any forest interior species.  At the very most it could act as a resisting ground for traveling interior species.