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  • Testing on Centennial Brook

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    A possible project could be doing tests on Centennial Brook. Doing tests on water quality of streams helps to understand if there’s an issue concerning stormwater or erosion. Burlington is a city with impervious […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Sense of Place

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    What is a place? Which place is worth preserving? Who decides this? Speak the voices unheard. The ones with dark skin who build blue skies. A field stretches beyond the horizon. Who decides […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Henry David Thoreau

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    “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~This quote resonated with me. It feels personal. It expresses the spiritual desire to be out in nature. Humans […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Buds

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    I tried to take pictures of buds from trees to identify them but a lot of the branches are out of reach. I do have one picture of a Sugar maple bud. I posted it on my pictures page.
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry 12/1

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    This was my last visit. I noticed the snow had melted. The stream was no longer ice covered around the edges. I found a new mushroom, a black Wood ear! I heard a lot of crows and kinglets. There were a lot of NR1 […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Fall

    Fall
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    I finished my Fall art piece. I focused on the expression of the season and its burst of colors. I wanted to provoke the feeling and beauty of what fall represents. It was so fascinating to see how this one […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • Winter Poems

    Winter Poems
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    Why do we only speak of nature When trees bloom Not when buds point the sky? I admire the white color Patterns painted Of branches and leaves frozen A fossil of recent past. Why is winter […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • We are left for the soil

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    There is a time in every leaf’s life when it Falls The ice freezes over their fragile bodies Melt into the ground Blended in ice Birch Maple Oaks will follow Until winter has swept its […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry 11/25

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    Centennial is covered with snow. It’s a winter wonderland! It looks so different. I got lost and couldn’t recognize my direction on my way to my spot, with which I’m so familiar. It was weird for me that I wasn’t […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Central Park Trail

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    Often, after school in high school, I would go to Central Park and follow a trail starting on 68th St. I would go across the famous white bridge and through the woody area with multiple trails by the pond. There’s […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry from 11/21

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    A lot more leaves have collected in the stream. I didn’t hear as many birds as before but I did hear some birds. There were Blue Jays, House sparrows, and Tufted Titmouse. I spotted and identified a new bird, the […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • In the style of Leopold

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    The snow is close to melted. The Mourning doves yearn in their desire for the feeders of grain and seeds on the bridge post. Birds greet the people walking down the bridge. Families of house sparrows occupy their […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • In the style of Mabel Wright

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    November falls with leaves. It’s colder but the snow from the storm left. Wings flutter as moving shadows quickly to other trees. A multitude of House sparrows fly in the depth of tangled branches. The Blue jay b […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Mushroom book!

    Mushroom book!
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    I got this book to help me identify and learn more about mushrooms.
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Blog entry 11/20

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    I found my spot after wandering in Central Park. It is in a stream area above the downstream with rocks. Immediately I see all the different kinds of trees and hear the sounds of multiple different birds. The spot […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
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  • Flame

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    Gush of wind bounds Flame as leaves blow Fire crackles The last ashes are falling From their trees
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • It's been awhile...

    ebeall on Exploring a Natural Area
    I haven’t spent a lot of time in my spot for the past couple of weeks. I did visit my spot twice. Once was to observe birds; I went with Jacob from NR1. There were a lot of birds out and we identified a variety of […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.