Human History of Centennial Woods

To the somewhat trained eye, it is obvious when visiting my phenology spot that it is not part of an old growth forest. This is because the trees are fairly young and many of the species present there, such as red maple, are species with fairly short lifetimes. Due to the young age of the […]

Thanksgiving Phenology

Google Map Location.°48’04.1%22N+73°54’22.5%22W/@42.801146,-73.9084448,652m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d42.8011458!4d-73.9062528 Leopold Style: This location is in Schenectady, New York’s Central Park. This location is on the northern end of the park about halfway through the disc golf course. Because of this locations close proximity to the disc golf course, many people use the area. This has resulted in there being very little […]

Third Visit to My Place (Event Map, Picture Gallery, and Noted Changes)

Event Map  If the event map is not legible, the events are as follows from the top left across to the top right, then to the bottom right, and finally right to left across the bottom, ending at the bottom left. 1)First, a bird that I was unable to identify saw me and flew off […]

Second Visit To My Place

Since my last visit, more leaves have fallen off of the oak, maple, and beech trees as fall has progressed. The leaves that are still on the trees have mostly changed color and are now many shades of red and orange. The vegetation on the ground (particularly the ostrich ferns) has also started to die […]

Phenology Place Map

My Phenology Place

Introduction to my Phenology place

The Phenology place that I chose is the first trail junction in Centennial Woods that is reached when a hiker enters the woods at the trail head on Centennial Drive before the parking lot. I chose this spot because I would like my place to be near the campus so that I can visit it […]

Vegetation and Common Woody Plants

In this area, Eastern Hemlock, American Beech, Sugar Maple, Red Oak, White Pine, Black Cherry, Paper Birch, Yellow Birch, and Striped Maple are the most common woody plants. On the ground, Ostrich fern is the primary vegetation as it grows well in shade.  

Google Map Location

WordPress did not let me embed the map, the link to the map is included at the bottom of the post, in addition to the image of the map.’39.0%22N+73%C2%B011’10.4%22W/@44.477502,-73.1884197,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d44.477502!4d-73.1862308!5m1!1e4