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Sense of Place (Thanksgiving)

During Thanksgiving this year I stayed at my house in North Garden Virginia. It is 15-20 minutes South of Charlottesville Virginia. My house is part of Bundoran Farm which is a 2,300-acre working farm with cows, sheep, donkeys, and horses. Of those 2,300 acres, 2,000 are protected in perpetuity by conservation easements. There are approximately … Continue reading

Phenology and Place

My place experienced a great deal of change when I went out to visit yesterday, Saturday, November 9th. It had snowed an inch or so the Friday before so the ground was covered in snow in some spots and just muddy in others. As phenological changes have occurred the river in my place has changed … Continue reading

Mapping and Charismatic Species

An interesting aspect of my site that I did not notice until this latest visit was some sort of oil/ nutrient buildup upstream from my main rock. Two trees fell into the river and created a slight pool with leaves and stick buildup and towards the top of this pool was this bubbly grey/ brown … Continue reading

Introduction to the Spot!

My place sits half a mile into Centennial Woods. Although it is on the outskirts of campus it allows me time to leave behind stress and just be engulfed in the natural world. You walk along the centennial woods path for a quarter of a mile until you veer right onto a smaller path that … Continue reading