First Journal Post

All observations were taken with my iphone 8.

I took pictures of my four observations on different days. The observation of the Fall Field Cricket was taken on Thursday, October 8th, 2020. The Weather was sunny and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The observation of the Minute Pirate Bugs and Hooded Sunburst Lichen was taken on Friday, October 9th, 2020. It was also sunny outside and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Lastly, my observation of the Medics was taken on Saturday, October 10th, 2020. It was sunny and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. I noticed that on Saturday it was colder than the previous days I took pictures, and that was apparent with the lack of bugs I saw around me. I don’t know if that was due to the time of day or the temperature, but I would have to guess that temperature played a part in that.

I turned my iphone on and went to the camera. When taking a photo, I zoomed in and tried to put the organism in the center of the image to allow the viewers to know what I was trying to emphasize. I then taped the screen to get it to focus on the organism so I could get the clearest photos possible. I uploaded two different photos for each observation; trying to get a different angle for each organism.

I looked around Mount Vernon to see where I could spot a lot of organisms including plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, fungi, etc. I ventured by the soccer fields and the houses that surrounded the soccer fields and found a lot! Some yards had long grass which helped because I felt like there were more bugs and plants in those areas.

Right near the soccer fields I spotted a cricket on the sidewalk that wasn't moving. I noticed that one of its legs was missing. It made it a lot easier to take a picture especially because I am afraid of bugs, but I felt bad so I moved it into the grass. The next day I went back and as I got near the soccer fields I felt something on my arm. I attempted to get the best picture of the minute pirate bugs that were on my arm without freaking out because they were biting me. I thought they were gnats at first until I snapped some pictures. A couple minutes later I spotted a tree in the area with a lot of lichen on it. I never realized how textured lichen is, so that was cool to look at. The next day I spotted some plants near peoples’ houses. As a little kid I would always go out looking for four leaf clovers with my sisters, so I liked the look of the medics because they had leaves that looked like clovers.

To reflect on my experience, I will be using my camera the same way I did for these observations because I feel as though they turned out pretty good. I will also try to get better angles of the organisms for next week.

Publicado por maddalindoran maddalindoran, 11 de octubre de 2020

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Octubre 9, 2020 04:45 PM CDT

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Octubre 8, 2020 03:45 PM CDT

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Alfalfa, Carretillas Y Parientes Género Medicago

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Octubre 10, 2020 10:07 AM CDT

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Chinches Piratas Familia Anthocoridae

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Octubre 9, 2020 04:16 PM CDT

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