18 de junio de 2021

Nature Walk Two

Yesterday, I went on a hike at Wilson Mountain on the Needham/Dedham line about five minutes away from my house. I had been there once before, but my friend and I tried to hike to the highest point of the mountain. We came across some really interesting plants and trees, as well as many insects all around. My friend informed me that barn owls frequented the trees of this mountain, but we sadly did not see any. We also kept an eye out for snakes which I have seen the last time I was there but thankfully we did not come across any. We found many plants along the path, and came across many tree trunks and plants growing out of fallen trees. There was a ton of greenery but it was cool to search for interesting and different plants. Unfortunately our hike was cut short due to my friend's allergic reaction to a bug bite, but I hope to go back soon and explore more!

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11 de junio de 2021

Nature Walk One

Today, my mom and I walked the trail at Cutler park in Needham, Massachusetts. Though I had been there multiple times before, I had never looked closely at the insane variety of species and life that covered the trees, mud and water. The weather was quite cool and somewhat breezy, which made it easy to look at and take pictures at the different species. Most of the trees were covered with different moss and what I believe to be different types of fungi. It was very interesting to see the insects and plants surrounding these different types of fungi and lichen. Near the water, I was able to observe the different species that were growing in the mud, or on different rocks or tree roots adjacent to the water. The loop was a little bit over a mile, and my mom and I were shocked at the different things we found! One of my favorite observations was a type of fungi growing on the side of a tree with what looked like sap dripping down it! it was cool to see the mushrooms and different types of fungi we have discussed in lectures and on perusall in real life!

Ingresado el 11 de junio de 2021 por frankiefaggiano frankiefaggiano | 13 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario