March 5th

I would classify my site as either Northern Hardwood Forest because I have seen Yellow Birch, Sugar Maple, Basswood, squirrels, chipmunks, and frogs there.  Additionally, it could be a White Pine-Northern Hardwood Forest because of the old, dominant Eastern White Pines present.

All of the snow from my last visit melted.  Due to the melting, the water level was higher and there was some trash in the creek (see second photo).  The dirt was extremely muddy and the leaves that had been covered by snow and ice now floated around.

From using BioFinder I discovered that my phenology spot is on conservation land and that it is home to many communities and species.