10/8- The Discovery

My spot is nestled into the marshlands of Centennial Woods, found by keeping left on the major trails of the nature preserve and heading 200 yards downstream.  The area consists of reeds, tall grasses, joe pye weed and cattails in the moist, swampy areas, with hemlock, eastern white pine and ash trees “high and dry”. The amount of light the plants receive, as well as the moisture in this basin is uncharacteristic compared to the rest of the surrounding forest, thus hosting a dense assortment of flora and fauna, which I hope will make the phenology process slightly easier.

Location of spot (should be below as well)

 

 

Beaver Activity Downstream

Downstream

Across the Brook

Upstream

Flies on burdock

Bumblebee on Aster

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