Birds-Eye Map

Since my last visit, there has been changes with my phenology site. I noticed all of the Northern White Cedar leaves turned orange and fell to the ground. Before they were just starting to turn orange and still had green leaves on the branches. Those leaves were all over the path and overruled the pine needles that were previously and still are on the ground. There was less algae on the beach and in the algae pond on the rocks. Most of the trees were bare, whereas last time the trees had their leaves. I did not see any signs of wildlife, since the next day I went it was very cold and windy compared to the first time I visited.

Introduction of Oakledge Park

Today was the first day I was able to go check out my phenology spot. I got to Oakledge by taking a car while family was visiting, but in the future I will have to take the city bus. I decided to choose Oakledge for this project, because I was able to go for a few hours during weventure for one of the trips. I really enjoyed the area and I wanted to go somewhere I knew I would like visiting, even if it seemed out of the way. This spot also had a beach, which reminded me of the beaches from home. This area of Oakledge beach had a mix of vegetation, rocks and animals. The beach had algae and had a male and female Rouen ducks in the water. To the right there was lots of different layers of rocks where you could see the different horizons. There were some plants growing in between the rocks and one part had an algae pond. At the top of the rocks you could see a path where all of the different vegetation is. There was lots of common native trees and invasive species along a dirt path with rocks. I was able to see a lot of Northern Red Oaks, Northern White Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Eastern Hemlock and invasive species like Barberry, Buckhorn, and Honeysuckle.