05 de octubre de 2021

Nature Walk October 5th

From 12:15 pm to about 1:00 pm on October 5th 2021, I walked to the Chestnut Hill reservoir to do my "fungi" nature walk. It was a cold misty fall afternoon with the weather in the mid 50s with the sun nowhere to be found. It was misting rain throughout the walk, and the day for that matter. I went on the walk thinking that it would be really hard to find fungi. But after only a few minutes, I saw quite a few different types of mushrooms. All of these mushrooms are considered fungi which are a part of the Eukarya domain.
The Eukarya domain is the ONLY domain which contains multicellular organisms. Mushrooms consists of millions of cells which put them distinctly in the Eukarya category. Mushrooms also have membrane bound organelles which only the Eukarya domain has. What I thought was most interesting was that mushrooms and humans have extremely similar DNA. There are only a few changes that make us humans and them mushrooms. It just goes to show that all organisms in the Eukarya domain are all closely related. Mushrooms also feed on organic matter which makes them a heterotroph, as they get their energy from Carbon and Hydrogen compounds.

Anotado en 05 de octubre de 2021 a las 06:54 PM por jackkramer723 jackkramer723 | 5 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de septiembre de 2021

My First Nature Walk (9/29/21)

From 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm on September 29 2021, I walked to the Chestnut Hill reservoir to do my first nature walk. It was a brisk fall afternoon with the weather in the mid 50s with the sun just piercing out of the clouds in the sky. I went on the walk with no idea what I was going to see. Considering the weather was decent out, I figured that the birds and mammals have not migrated and hibernated respectively. Which I was right. I saw quite a few birds which included a bunch of Canada Geese, a swan and a duck. They seem to all be grouped in the same family when I put them in my observations. They must have all come from a recent common ancestor. I also saw a chipmunk (as well as a squirrel which I could not take a picture of). There is likely competition for food as the geese, chipmunk and squirrel all eat acorns. I decided to include the Maple Tree because fall is coming and I want to see this tree change its colors in a future journal entry.

Anotado en 30 de septiembre de 2021 a las 12:58 AM por jackkramer723 jackkramer723 | 6 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de septiembre de 2021

Rabbit

I found this rabbit during my 45 minute walk around campus. It is a rabbit.

Anotado en 25 de septiembre de 2021 a las 02:33 AM por jackkramer723 jackkramer723 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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