Archive for February, 2017


Through this semester I will be looking closely at a  new place within Centennial Woods. Changing from the small clearing I was in before in order to be closer to water. This is so that there will be more animal tracks in my site as animals go to the stream in centennial woods to get water. To get to this area first start at Harris Millis on the UVM then walk down toward Spear St. then take a left and continue down  East Ave before taking a right ontoCarrigan Drive. Continue down Carrigan Drive till you find the trailhead on the left. Follow the trail down the hill and over the foot bridge till you get to a large clearing with diverging paths. In this clearing take a left down the hill till it flattens out and becomes opens up into the small stream area.

Photo rights belong to Brenna Christensen 2017

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View of stream from the side (apparently couldn’t hold my phone straight, so enjoy the awkward angle)

Since the last time, I visited Centennial woods the forest has quieted down and settled into winter. The plant life has gone dormant and walking past the cattails on the way to my site I saw the fluff that the past year had left behind. Some critters are still up and moving through as there were a few sets of tracks on my site. The tracks on my site were mostly rodent and if I am reading them right squirrel tracks. One of the sets of tracks that I found led underneath a log had the gait and size of a fox but since they were blurred out it could have been a dog.

Rough sketch I drew while at site

Trees Identified in Site Descriptions

Trees Identified at Site

List of Trees and Invasive Plants:

  1. Eastern Hemlock
  2. White Pine
  3. Yellow Birch
  4. Paper Birch
  5. Red Maple
  6. Red Oak
  7. Black Cherry
  8. Ash (don’t know what type)
  9. Japanese Barberry
  10. Multi-Floral Rose
“When snow melts, what does it become?  ‘ It becomes water, of course’
 Wrong! It becomes spring!”
― Natsuki Takaya

 

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