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Wildlife Activity

The first sign of wildlife I encountered was a set of deer tracks in the snow. As I followed them, I noticed some broken twigs as further evidence of their activity. I followed them backwards to see where the deer had come from, and traced them back to the brook. As it turns out, they […]

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When I returned to my phenology place for the final time, I was greeted with a new blanket of snow, higher water levels, and some fresh tracks. Centennial woods was originally inhabited by the Abenaki tribe of Native Americans, however the City of Burlington acquired the land in late 19th century. In 1974, UVM acquired […]

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My Home Phenology Spot

My Phenology Spot back in DC was in Glover Archibald Park. This map shows the location:   Pictures of the new place, taken by Renee Hovanec.   Aldo Leopold Description: This spot is one that I often walked down to in my childhood. It is not far from the hustle and bustle of the city, […]

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When I returned on November 5, I noticed that the water level was significantly higher than it had been on previous visits. Though I’ve heard that autumn is Vermont’s dry season, it’s rained pretty frequently over the past few weeks. I also noticed that with the new water level came a change in its flow […]

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Event Map

Event Map of my visit to my phenology spot on November 5, 2018. (Drawing by Renee Hovanec)

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Bird’s Eye View

When I returned I noticed that the leaves had started to change. The colors were still predominantly green, but some leaves were starting to get a yellow tint. I once again saw the chipmunk (I like to think it’s the same one), and heard a few different bird calls, though I couldn’t identify them. I […]

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Lots of moss grows on the banks of the brook. The NW side (right) has somewhat dense small woody and herbaceous plant cover, with ferns growing about 2 m from the bank. The trees are mostly small and in the understory (such as Red Maple and one tree pictured at the bottom that I could […]

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