Author Archives: Marjorie McWilliams

Macon Georgia vs BTV

This Spring Break I traveled to Macon Georgia for Alternative Spring Break to do service on the homes of elderly and disabled residents. Macon is built along the Ocmulgee River, home to the Ocmulgee Native Americans. After European settlement, Macon … Continue reading

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Wetland,Woodlands,Wildlands

Hello again everyone! So glad to be back at Centennial Woods. The stream at my Centennial Woods site is lined by small gritty pebbles and sand, known as till. Till originates at the time of plate tectonics and various orogenies, … Continue reading

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A Return to Centennial: Ice Edition

Hello again all! It’s been over a month since my last visit to Centennial and I came looking with new perspective after our tracking lab! Since the snow is deep, powdery and crystallized, deciphering tracks is nearly impossible. However, I … Continue reading

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Bye For Now, Centennial!

Today I saw Centennial under a light layer of snow, some flurries were still falling as I walked to the spot. I spotted some squirrels along the way but not a single chipmunk, indicating that the chipmunks have begun their … Continue reading

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Coyote Sighting

Attached is a nighttime video of a coyote at the Devil’s Den in Connecticut.I would love to see evidence of a coyote at Centennial Woods, especially considering their rebound as a species after extensive trapping and near extinction¬† in Vermont. … Continue reading

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A Mystery Fungus

Hello! An unscheduled update from Centennial Woods today. I’ve discovered a very strange fungus! It’s not mushroom shaped but has the same texture as your typical fungus. It looks like a flat, gray, chunky flower with petals splayed and stuck … Continue reading

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Devil’s Den, Wilton Connecticut

The site of interest:¬†https://goo.gl/maps/zQoKigqPMJS2 Hello all! This week while I was back in Connecticut, I took a few nature walks. My favorite is at Devil’s Den Preserve, a spot I used to hike at very frequently with my dad. A … Continue reading

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Nov. 5th Centennial Update

Hey everyone! I went to visit my site again on a cloudy November day and was excited to see some distinct changes. Firstly, the ground that had been exclusively covered in golden brown pine needles was now mixed with yellow … Continue reading

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October in the Pine Clearing

Hello all. Visiting the pine clearing in late October reveals that the area looks similar to the rest of the year because it’s comprised of almost entirely conifers. Although the Eastern White Pine do not lose their leaves as dramatically … Continue reading

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Introduction to Phenology Site

Hello everyone! My phenology site is in Centennial Woods. This expanse of forest has beautiful walking trails and I often frequent it for a morning run. Running through it’s winding trails, I am introduced to a number of different forest … Continue reading

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