• Welcome

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    Welcome to my phenology blog! Over the past few months I have enjoyed exploring a natural area of my choosing in Centennial woods. I have come to refer to this natural area as the Ridge Line. I have had a great […]
    Posted May 05, 2018.
  • Final Post, 5/5/2018

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    My final blog post. After nearly 4 seasons spent observing this place I am ending at the perfect time. This week it feels as though spring has shown itself and finally decided to stay here in Burlington. There has […]
    Posted May 05, 2018.
  • Post #8, Spring on the Ridge Line (4/16/2018)

    Post #8, Spring on the Ridge Line (4/16/2018)
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    It has been quite an interesting past couple of weeks for the Ridge-Line in terms of weather. We have had a couple bouts where it really felt like Spring for a few days, and then winter would close back in, giving […]
    Posted April 17, 2018.
  • Spring Break 2018 (3/19/18)

    Spring Break 2018 (3/19/18)
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    Over spring break this year I went back home, to Maine. It was not a traditional tropical getaway, but I enjoyed days full of skiing and seeing good friends and family. The place I spent the most time at is our […]
    Posted March 20, 2018.
  • Post #6, A Natural Community (3/5/2018)

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    We often wonder why ecologists feel the urge to classify natural communities. The text¬†Wetland, Woodland, Windland defines a natural area as “an interacting assemblage of organisms, their physical environment, […]
    Posted March 05, 2018.
  • Post #5, Welcome Back (2/5/2018)

    Post #5, Welcome Back (2/5/2018)
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    It has been nearly two months since my last visit to the ridge-line in early December of last year. From where I left off, there were only patches of snow here and there, and the ridge-line looked as it […]
    Posted February 06, 2018.
  • Human History of Centennial Woods

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    Sadly, this week was the last time I will be visiting the ridge line until mid-January. The last time I visited was yesterday, and through a dusting of snow I was searching for human land use evidence of the area. […]
    Posted December 08, 2017.
  • Thanksgiving Post #4 (11/29/2017)

    Thanksgiving Post #4 (11/29/2017)
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    From day to night, temperatures on the coast of Massachusetts fluctuate once late fall has turned over every last leaf from deciduous trees. The night is frozen and comfort in the evening is found in resting by a […]
    Posted November 29, 2017.
  • Entry #3 (11/06/2017)

    Entry #3 (11/06/2017)
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    Today I enjoyed a nice walk through Centennial woods with my girlfriend and her massive dog, Marlow! We went to visit my phenology location; the Ridge Line. Along the way I took some notes that represented […]
    Posted November 07, 2017.
  • Entry #2 (10/22/2017)

    Entry #2 (10/22/2017)
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    -Here I have drawn a bird’s-eye view map of my location in Centennial Woods, which I have come to call the Ridge-Line.- I’ve enjoyed visiting this spot three times over the past three weeks and observing the […]
    Posted October 23, 2017.
  • Introduction to My Location (10/4/2017)

    Introduction to My Location (10/4/2017)
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    Welcome to my location on the ridge in Centennial woods!¬†Click here to view in Google Maps. Introduction: My location can be found by following the main trail into Centennial woods from campus. Once you cross […]
    Posted October 04, 2017.