Monthly Archives: February 2018

Classifying Centennial Woods as a Natural Community

I would classify the pine stand within Centennial Woods as an Oak-Pine Northern Hardwood Forest. One reason why I would give it this classification is because of the Eastern White Pine, Birches, Maples, and Oaks that can be found within … Continue reading

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Changes in Hydrology and Substrate

The warmer weather has accompanied many changes to the Centennial Woods pine stand. Since the area is on a slope, I noticed that some of the organic layer was missing from the top of the hill but was especially present … Continue reading

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Biofinder in Centennial Woods

I found that, after using Biofinder, that most of the Centennial Woods area was classified as a conifer forest and not a mixed deciduous forest. There are class 2 wetlands across the highway and areas with “uncommon species present.” My … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Vermont is a state I love. I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Killington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Walk in the Woods

Sloan and I decided to spend some time this afternoon visiting Centennial. The snowfall last night made for some perfect tracking opportunities and a very refreshing end to the week. Although we spent a lot of time slipping around on … Continue reading

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Hobblebush or Bust

Today was full of interesting discoveries at Centennial Woods. I identified this plant, with the help of Walt, as a Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides). ¬†After researching more about it, I found that it is a small, shrublike plant, named after the … Continue reading

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Identifiable Deciduous Tree Species

Trees that I can identify using my key: Sugar Maple Norway Maple American Beech (Cigar Buds!) Paper Birch Yellow Birch

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The Buds of Centennial Woods

American Beech Bud Eastern Hemlock Branch Norway Maple Bud Red Maple Bud

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