First Visit of Second Semester

Since the fall, phenological changes have happened at my phenology place. There is now ice and snow covering the whole area and all of the remaining leaves have fallen from the trees. This makes the volume of foot traffic in the area much more evident as it is extremely difficult to distinguish single footprints in the snow.

The primary animal tracks that I found were made by dogs that people often walk in Centennial Woods. However, there was evidence of woodpecker activity in the form of splinters of wood surrounding a tree with holes about 15 feet up its trunk. There was also evidence of small burrowing animals in the form of a burrow entrance with soil and debris from inside the burrow around the entrance.

I was able to identify a few deciduous tree species from their winter twigs at my spot. These species are red maple and white oak.


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