Whenever I visit my place I am surrounded by signs of wildlife. I heard a rustling in the bushes and after a short investigation I noticed three squirrels running around. In the background there were birds chirping constantly. After a closer look around, I realized that bugs and insects also roamed my place. There’s an entire ecosystem here! It wasn’t easy to find insects crawling on the ground, but the holes in the leaves were telling signs.
I visited my place again and noticed a few noteworthy changes in the vegetation. The first thing that caught my eye was that what had previously been a stag had fallen onto the ground! I was shocked, but as I thought about it more I realized that that tree was a goner anyway. Another difference was that there was a lot more leaf litter on the ground, mostly brown and yellow leaves. The leaves that were still in the trees were almost entirely yellow, last time they were mostly green. Another beautiful sign of fall.
I found my place in the depths of centennial woods. It’s not to difficult to find, with the entrance of the woods being a 5 minute walk behind the medical building on campus. I choose this spot because it is almost entirely surrounded by nature. The only trace of human activity is the dirt path I took to reach my place. Looking around my spot I can see 4 eastern white pines, 2 red oaks, an American beech, 3 red maples, a white oak, as well as a few stags. It is truly a lovely place to sit and relax. As one of the most calming places I know, my place is amazing.