Archive for May, 2019

The fallen Eastern White Pine at my site with Yellow Birch growing from the base.

Final Update

Unfortunately, my site has not changed very much since my last visit. I think that the fact that this past week has been mostly in the 40s and 50s probably prevented any major changes in the appearance of the plants at my site. The trees are still budding, with no signs of leaves yet. I did see some birds at my site during this visit. There were two Black-capped Chickadees, which I have seen before at my site, and a Tufted Titmouse. I also found a feather that looked like it probably belonged to either an American Robin or a Gray Catbird. I think that nature and the culture of Vermont do intertwine at my place. Vermont is a state where people love to get outdoors and explore nature, especially by hiking. My place is next to a trail in Centennial Woods, and I always run in to a diverse array of Vermonters hiking along the trails around my site. Whether it is a young family, an older couple, or someone taking their dog for a hike, you can tell by being at my place that exploring the outdoors is a big part of the culture of Vermont, and that is a nice thing to see, especially for someone like me who grew up in a very developed area. I do feel like a part of my place. I have visited it countless times over the year, and I feel like I know the position of every tree, and am familiar with all aspects of the land. It will definitely be a spot that I continue to visit upon my return to UVM in the fall.

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