Human History

My place in Centennial Woods may be a natural area, but humans have influenced its history in many ways.  Since my place is on the path of a park, people walk by all the time.  Grass does not grow on the ground, instead there is simply dirt.  It is unlikely that a grass could grow because people walk through my place all the time.  Also, humans have developed the area surrounding my place.  There is a University write up the hill, and a residential area adjacent to my place.  This has turned a once forest habitat into a patch of a forest habitat.  The proximity of the edge from my place is fairly close.  This effects the types of species that live in my place.  Some birds only live in the center of forest habitats, because the edge of a fragmentation is not a suitable home.  In this way, humans have indirectly affected the species that live in my place.