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February; Survival

On February 26, I took a trip to my phenology site. The journey to my site involved the discovery of a red-tailed hawk, some sort of dog print, and an abandoned beehive. While these three organisms are very different from each other, they each seek shelter and thrive in Centennial Woods. Of these three animals, … Continue reading

January; Endurance

On my trip to my phenology site, I came across various tracks. While most of them were human made, I was able to determine a rough estimate of three different types of animal tracks. The first, although covered with fresh snow was a clear domesticated dog track. The diagonal gait was a clear give away, … Continue reading

Sense of Place

The location with which I have a sense of place is Reading, Massachusetts. This small, suburban town has been my home for 19 years, and continues to be my home even while I am at college. Reading has a population of about 25,000 citizens, each of varying economical statuses, however, the most fall within middle-class … Continue reading

November 12, 2019

As I have done in previous blogs, I will describe not only my site, but the journey to my site. Bundled up with three layers, Bean Boots, and my winter jacket, I made my way through Centennial Woods. Since my last visit, there has been a major rain storm and a small snow falling. The … Continue reading

November 1, 2019

Honeysuckle: Plantae, Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids, Dipsacales, Caprifoliaceae, Caprifolioideae, Lonicera L. Poison Ivy: Plantae, Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids, Sapindales, Anacardiaceae, Toxicodendron, T. radicans Norway Spruce: Plantae, Tracheophytes, Pinophyta, Pinopsida, Pinales, Pinaceae, Picea, P. abies Mushroom: Fungi, Basidiomycota Earth worm: Animalia, Annelida, Clitellata, Opisthopora, Lumbricidae, Lumbricus, L. terrestris Daddy long legs: Animalia, Arthropoda, Arachnida, Araneae, Pholcidae, Pholcus, P. phalangioides On … Continue reading

Fall 2019

Blog 1: Welcome to my blog of the most beautiful spot in Centennial Woods. This location is defined by its babbling brook, low-lying tree cover, ground vegetation, variety of rocks and pebbles, leaf litter, and occasional visiting forest creatures. For one to find this place, walk roughly 1.5 miles to the clearing where the one … Continue reading