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Visiting my phenology site today was bittersweet. So much has changed since the beginning of the semester, and buds of the winged euonymus are finally blossoming like I’ve never seen before. Nature and culture intertwine at this place in many different ways. Students often come out to these woods and frolic or do work, and […]

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Phenology post #9

I visited my phenology site on Friday, April 26th at around 4 pm. The site has changed immensely since my last visit. While there were no wildflowers here in this site, Sugar Maples and Red Maples have begun to flower as well as many other species like the Winged Euonymus and American Beech, as well […]

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I spent my spring break in my home town of West Islip, New York. There are a lot of natural areas there, but not quite as many as Burlington. For the phenology project, I went to Gardiner Park, a dog park near me with a large wooded area and some trails. It originally belonged to […]

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Phenology Post #7

Today, Friday March 8th at 1:30 PM, I visited my site. It was very bright out and the trees were making cracking noises. I could also hear their leaves blowing. My spot is rich in diverse tree species incuding Sugar Maples, White Pines, American Beech, therefore I’d identify it as a Northern Hardwood Forest, and […]

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Phenology Post #6

  My new spot for this semester is the opening into the woods on the right of Mercy hall on Trinity Campus. To get there, one would go to Mcauley, go across the parking lot, and make a right before you get to Richardson and McCann residence halls. Then, go down the path and make […]

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Phenology Post #5

Over the time I’ve observed my phenology site, I’ve noticed many different species and drawn conclusions from these species about my phenology site. A conclusion I’ve made about the land use history is explained below. I think that the land was likely used for farming– likely dairy farming, but only the flat areas of land […]

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https://www.google.com/maps/@0,0,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!11m1!2s8pq-dhYIKWgokyUKdu8CMdDlRS6Olg Leopold: There is a layer of thick clouds above me, and I feel a sense of cloudiness in my chest as this place is nothing like the nature I know and love. There is a downhill slope of mud and sludge, likely from the recent snowfall. There is a big pile at the low […]

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