18 de octubre de 2021

Exploring Edmands Park 10/16/21

In my previous expedition, I mentioned how my discoveries of different fungi shocked me, inspiring me to continue my quest for new plant species. On Saturday, October 16th, 2021, I came back to Edmands Park. On that cold afternoon, I began my exploration with a Fortune's Spindle as my first discovery. As I continued walking, I noticed that most of the plants I observed were noticeably short compared to the many large plants I came across, such as pine trees. Some even live near trees, such as mosses, which are members of the Bryophyta family. Some of my findings were flowering plants such as White Wood Aster, which are members of Angiosperms. Walking through the park exposed me to a diverse range of plants, including Bryophyta, Polypodiopsida, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms. Finding these four main groups of plants in a huge park necessitated a lot of walking, which was both exhausting and thrilling.

Anotado en 18 de octubre de 2021 a las 08:09 PM por bcm1nh1418 bcm1nh1418 | 10 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

07 de octubre de 2021

Edmands Park Walk 10/5/21

It was a cold and relaxing experience to begin my exploration on a rainy afternoon. Fortunately for me, it did not pour heavily. As I walked around Edmands Park, I came across various fungi in various parts of the forest. Many of them lived on the ground alongside the trail I was walking on, and their characteristics are primarily different when compared to others. Some were large, while others were small. Some have interesting characteristics that many do not have, such as texture. For example, I discovered a couple of fungi that resembled pancakes. Some even resemble lettuce. The appearance of many fungi, including the Amanita critrina, is similar. As I continued walking, I noticed that some fungi, such as the Turkey tail fungus, were living on the outer layer of logs and trees. I was surprised to find these specific fungi because I had no idea they could live on trees or logs. Overall, this exploration introduced me to a new perspective on fungi. There are so many fungi that I was unaware of, and I hope to learn and discover more in the future.

Anotado en 07 de octubre de 2021 a las 06:07 AM por bcm1nh1418 bcm1nh1418 | 7 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

29 de septiembre de 2021

Pine Tree Reserve walk

It was a windy and cold afternoon when I walked around Pine Tree Reserve for about 34 minutes. There were many different types of plants and species, and my first finding was a white wood aster. It is one of many aspects that make up biodiversity. As I continued exploring on a trail, I came across my first sighting of a chipmunk, which was passing by, and heard many crickets chirping all around me. It was a satisfying and wonderful experience as I continued to see various plants, species, rocks, and the fresh smell of the air. Since I grew up in a city, this is the first time I recognized that this particular moment is an example of cultural ecosystem service.

Anotado en 29 de septiembre de 2021 a las 09:49 PM por bcm1nh1418 bcm1nh1418 | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de septiembre de 2021

Mute Swan

I was walking around Chestnut Hill reservoir and found these Mute Swan swimming around and grabbing food. From my observation, they appeared to be living in the wild because it would not make sense to force the swan to live in an area that does not fit their environment. They appeared to live naturally and peacefully. I chose the swan because they are a perfect example of a wild organism that lives in the natural world, such as living in ponds, reservoirs, and ponds.

Anotado en 24 de septiembre de 2021 a las 05:53 PM por bcm1nh1418 bcm1nh1418 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario