• My Place and I

    My Place and I
    gthiggin on Phenology
    Today was my last official phenology visit and the spring time seasonal changes are apparent on my site. It was a wet after a day of rain, leaving an aromatic smell of wet soil in the air. While on my site I saw […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Earth Week & Spring Time Growth

    Earth Week & Spring Time Growth
    gthiggin on Phenology
    Happy Earth Week everyone! This is a time of year where we need to stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty and life giving processes that Earth provides us. Take this appreciation one step further and […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Gorham, Maine Phenology

    Gorham, Maine Phenology
    gthiggin on Phenology
    The site I chose to study while on spring break in my hometown is just behind my house. I notice some similarities and differences between my Burlington site and Gorham site. They both have water features — with […]
    Posted March 16, 2019.
  • The Hemlock Swamp

    The Hemlock Swamp
    gthiggin on Phenology
    My phenology site is classified as a hemlock swamp. It is a softwood forested wetland dominated by hemlocks. The book Wetland, Woodland, Wildlands provides evidence that my site is a hemlock swamp. First, it is […]
    Posted March 08, 2019.
  • New Year, New Site

    New Year, New Site
    gthiggin on Phenology
    I have chosen a new phenology site to study for this semester. This site is easiest to get to by biking. There is a well kept sidewalk that runs along Spear Street directly from UVM’s campus. The site is about 1.5 […]
    Posted February 03, 2019.
  • Burlington's Metamorphosis

    Burlington's Metamorphosis
    gthiggin on Phenology
    The natural areas in Burlington are very integrated with the human processes that take place here. According to Burlington Geographic, Native Americans were present in the Vermont and Burlington landscape for […]
    Posted December 06, 2018.
  • 184 Miles East

    184 Miles East
    gthiggin on Phenology
    184 miles east of my Burlington phenology site rests a familiar forest that I grew up exploring. The woods behind my house in Gorham Maine were my stomping grounds growing up. Here I would build forts, catch […]
    Posted November 24, 2018.

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    Prepare In between the hustle, bustle, and noise of a small city rests a secluded hill side forest. The elms, locusts, and maples act as a fortress of peace. If you look close, you can see it begin to […]
    Posted November 04, 2018.
  • A Brisk November Morning

    A Brisk November Morning
    gthiggin on Phenology
    I had a pleasant visit to my phenology site on a brisk November morning. The wind was rustling the leaves of the elm and locust trees that are stubbornly hanging onto their branches. However, the trees are […]
    Posted November 04, 2018.
  • Where is the red, orange, and gold?

    Where is the red, orange, and gold?
    gthiggin on Phenology
    The changing seasons and temperatures has been getting me excited to see the quintessential phenological event here in the Northeast: the changing colors of the fall foliage, in my phenology site. Given the number […]
    Posted October 22, 2018.
  • This is the Spot!

    This is the Spot!
    gthiggin on Phenology
    This is the spot! My phenology location is east of Battery Park in Burlington Vermont. There is a small path leading to the forest just before you get to the Burlington Police Station on Sherman Street. I first […]
    Posted October 07, 2018.