Finalized Phenology Blog

After visiting my Phenology site for the last time I was swept away in memories of my place. I’ve noticed that some barberry leaves are starting to come out along with more trees that are blooming. More ferns are starting to comeout in the undergrowth although in my Eastern White Pine stand there is still […]

Earth Day Post

After visiting my site in Centennial Woods I found very few spring wildflowers except fiddleheads and ferns, moss, various fungi and unidentified grasses and other plant. So far very few trees have begun to flower that I’ve noticed. They have definitely begun to bud which you can see on most deciduous trees. My hand drawn […]

Spring Break Post

The environment I immersed myself was an old plantation owner’s property in Henderson, North Carolina. The current owners turned it into a little farm with pasture out front for their 5 horses to graze on. In the back there were 2 tea cup pigs and 4 chicks in a hen house. The tree’s down there […]

Phenology Spot Natural Community

I would describe my Phenology’s natural community as a wetland community. My spot has an eastern white pine stand but also borders a meadow with Centennial Brook running a portion of it. The conifer stand and meadow explain the sandy soils in the substrate. I also noticed oaks as I saw and heard their leaves […]

Directions to New Spot

Getting to my new Phenology spot is quite easy. Starting from Central Campus you turn onto Carrigan Drive and follow it east to Catamount Drive and enter Centennial Woods from there. Follow the path weaving your way north and than east along the Centennial Brook. After you cross the brook once and continue until you […]

New Phenology Site Map

Wildlife Activity

Here are some pictures of my new spot. Photo Credit: Liz McDonnell Using the Mammal Tracks and Scat Pocket Guide I believe that some white tailed deer, grey squirrels, dogs, and white footed mouse have moved through my spot. A list of deciduous tree species I believe were on my site include: Sugar Maple American […]