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JONs phenology project

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Posted: October 9th, 2018 by jtaylo34

For my location, to get to it you have to go down a steep hill in the woods on a traill. At the bottom of the hill you will end up at my location. Once you are there you will notice on the bottom steeper side of the hill you will see many conifers, mostly Eastern Hemlocks and Northern White Cedar. on the other side of the hill there are more deciduous trees such as Yellow and Paper birch,  White and Red Oaks, Boxelders and Black Cherry. As the trail continues it crosses a stream into a wetland area with cat tails and ferns. Another interesting part of my location is that there is a clear view of the sky from the bottom of the hill because the wetlands clears the trees for an open view. I Chose this location because it is difficult to get to as you have to go down a steep hill, yet has a nice view of the sky!

Some landscape changes that have occured over time are obviously with the changing of seasons leaves falling from almost all of the deciduous trees and there are many leaves on the ground. Also the water running along the stream as turned into ice as the temperature has significantly decreased in the last few weeks. There is also snow on the ground covering most of the landscape at my site. no other  significant changes have occured
Here are some images of my place:




New Phenology site:

my map drawing:

I chose this place because it is a place that i go to very often, i hunt in the town next to my home town and this is a spot that i spend alot of time. to get to it i have walk about a mile and it is very secluded from any roads or houses. The area consists of mostly deciduous trees such as red oaks and box elders but then across the river there are many coniferous trees on the hill. there are also many red and gray squirrels and numerous species of birds, including Robins, Blue Jays, Cardinals and Golden Finchs. An interesting aspect at my site is that the trails are mostly roamed through by deer and other animals such as fox coyotes or skunks. Compared to the landscape of my phenology location in Burlington there are a lot less trees in general and the landscape is relatively flat while my location in Burlington is at the bottom of a hill with a more crowded array of trees of both coniferous and deciduous. I think there is more wildlife within this phenology location compared to that of Burlington most likely because it is in a deeper section of the woods away from human activity.

here is google maps location:


A little bit to say about the human history of my phenology site is clearly there is a trail the runs straight through my phenology location, inferring that humans most likely on a daily basis may pass through my site or happen to bike through it as there is a bike trail and jumps in the surrounding area. Another interesting facet of my location is that there is a big plastic rubbery ball in the stream that passes through my location. my best guess is that this ball that is stuck  in the mud on top of the stream is used to record characteristics of the stream or ground below it and is used for human research about the area.

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