Ava Simon

  • IT'S FINALLY SPRING

    IT'S FINALLY SPRING
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    A week into May and spring has finally decided to show up.  A few trees have just barely started to bud and there are small flowers poking through the brush.  Mushrooms are growing on many of the pine trees and t […]
    Posted May 05, 2018.
  • Spring Has Not Sprung

    Spring Has Not Sprung
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    Since this winter has been so long and it is still very cold and even snowing in the middle of April, there are not any noticeable signs of spring yet.  There was snow and slush covering most of the forest floor, […]
    Posted April 17, 2018.
  • Spring Break Phenology Place

    Spring Break Phenology Place
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    My new phenology place is fairly similar to my place in Centennial Woods.  It is the woods at my house in southern New Hampshire.  There are many of the same trees in my new place, such as white pine, beech, a […]
    Posted April 16, 2018.
  • The Natural Community of my Place

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    I would classify the natural community of my place I Centennial Woods as a hardwood swamp.  At my place, there is a small creek running through an open space, as well as a swampy area very close.  There are many h […]
    Posted March 05, 2018.
  • Wildlife Activity and Twig Identification

    Wildlife Activity and Twig Identification
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    I have decided to stick with my same phenology place as last semester in order to see what else I can learn about Centennial Woods.  Since the fall, there have been many phenological changes to my place in […]
    Posted February 06, 2018.
  • Human History of Centennial Woods

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    While the current use for Centennial Woods is mostly recreation and academic study, this is not it has always been used for.  Pre-European settlement, this land was probable inhabited by the Abenaki people who […]
    Posted December 08, 2017.
  • Second Blog Site

    Second Blog Site
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    Leopold I trudged up the seemingly endless trail of boulders and ice, wondering when I would finally reach my final destination.  I want to take a break, I want to sit and have a chance to […]
    Posted November 29, 2017.
  • Event Map/Photo Gallery

    Event Map/Photo Gallery
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    There have been a few changes to my place since the last time I have been there.  The leaves are gone from most of the trees, and some trees have fallen down from all the wind we have gotten lately.  In a […]
    Posted November 06, 2017.
  • Birds-Eye View

    Birds-Eye View
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    I have not noticed many changes to my spot since the last time I visited, other than the leaves changing and falling.  Some of the wildlife I have seen while at my spot include many bees, a toad, and many […]
    Posted October 24, 2017.
  • My Spot: Centennial Woods

    My Spot: Centennial Woods
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    My place is in Centennial Woods right off the main path, about a 10 minute walk from the main entrance on Carrigan Drive.  I chose this as my place because it is very easy to get to and is a very peaceful […]
    Posted October 24, 2017.