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  • Nature and Culture

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Centennial Woods is a natural area open to the public. People go on hikes, run, bike, bird watch, etc. Often it’s a great place where people walk their dogs. It’s enjoyed not only by people at UVM but other […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Farewell

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Usually I’m pulled to stay By a flying string Hear birds to find Think of flowing water Now While there is a connection There’s a distance Voices soft and quiet Saying it’s okay to […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Final Blog Post

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    The mud molded my rough black boots as I carried myself down the trail for the last time. All I could think about was all the studying I had to do and that I had to get done quickly. I knew I had to try and […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry 4/26

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Today I went to my spot in search to find spring plants popping up from the ground. I hadn’t found any woody plants but I did find drooping intermediate wood fern leftover from the Fall. I was excited to see them […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    I went to my spot on Friday morning. I could feel nature’s Vermont Spring was approaching. It was warmer, I had to take my coat off and tie it around my waist. There was no snow nor ice on the grounds just old […]
    Posted 5 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry 3/30

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Yesterday. Opened with chirps and fluttering birds through woody plants. Ice patches covered any parts of the trail. I felt like I was playing lava on the playground trying to avoid the ice. There’s this fear, […]
    Posted last month.
  • White-throated Sparrow

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Just letting you know. The video at the bottom of the NYC pictures/videos is a White-throated Sparrow. WordPress isn’t saving my caption.
    Posted March 14, 2019.
  • Walking dogs

    Walking dogs
    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    What makes both my spots special is that dogs are walked all around me. In Riverside they walk along the path on the top side and bottom side of the hill as well as down or up the hill. In Centennial I would […]
    Posted March 14, 2019.
  • Posted March 14, 2019.
  • Blog entry 3/14

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    It was slightly warm this morning. I decided to take my coat off. I had heard many sparrows flying through the green plants. I walked down the hill, at the base, on the muddy path. Then I walked to my spot, the […]
    Posted March 14, 2019.
  • Posted March 12, 2019.
  • Blog entry 3/11

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    I enjoyed my walk along Riverside. I usually only go to one spot, by my favorite tree. I noticed there was a fence was added around the tree. The tree also got a plaque a couple years ago. I used to climb that […]
    Posted March 11, 2019.
  • Riverside, NYC Spot

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    I have found a spot in NYC, riverside, around 112th street. I was drawn by the three pines. It reminded me of Vermont, where I’d see pines everywhere. In Riverside there are mostly deciduous trees and shrubby […]
    Posted March 11, 2019.
  • Blog entry 3/8

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Although its warmer, winter is still very much alive! The first thing I noticed that was different was that there were more human prints as well as dog prints. As its warmer and the sun is shining, it’s the […]
    Posted March 09, 2019.
  • Golden Wing

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Trotting through snow reaching my knees In the open where trees bend round Sunlight blows its light over air I circle round the long field Attuned to sounds I hear The black widow croaks Giving […]
    Posted March 08, 2019.
  • Natural Area Wetland, Woodland, Wildland

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    After looking at the list of natural communities, my spot appears to be either a Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest or a Laurentian-Acadian Pine-Hemlock-Hardwood Forest. There are a lot of pines and hemlocks. There […]
    Posted March 08, 2019.
  • Use of Biofinder

    Use of Biofinder
    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    I decided to find my spot on Biofinder. I couldn’t see much, but I did notice that the road next to Centennial is labeled as a highest priority wildlife crossing. Centennial Woods has a great amount of […]
    Posted March 05, 2019.
  • Deer

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    Prancing, trotting, through Thick sparkled powder Meanders around pines Down across frozen waters Two holes in her stride Moving in brisk winter Fleeting tracks left behind
    Posted March 04, 2019.