Archivos de diario de noviembre 2015

14 de noviembre de 2015

Dead American Beaver

On Tuesday, 10 November 2015 on the way back from school my dad and I found a dead American Beaver Castor canadensis which was presumably hit by the car and wandered to the side of the road to die from natural reasons. He was found at 47°10'40.5"N 122°32'11.4"W.

Unfortunately, he did not make it and signs of his dam by Lake Steilacoom in Lakewood Washington were visible. I hope no other beavers are harmed in this way.

Ingresado el 14 de noviembre de 2015 por tiskolin tiskolin | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de noviembre de 2015

Walk Around the Property

Today me and my mom walked around our property to make some amazing observations! We found a group of fascinating gilled fungus which was a beige color and some flickers who were pecking happily at trees. On the way back we found some flies on the porch and took some pictures.

While uploading to iNaturalist, a Colombian Black-Tailed deer walked across our lawn, and I failed to take a picture, but I still uploaded my third deer post! Check out those observations!

Ingresado el 15 de noviembre de 2015 por tiskolin tiskolin | 7 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de noviembre de 2015

Megastorm

Today there was a major storm that started last night and went on through today. The rain pounded on the roof and twigs were flying past the windows everywhere, and gust of wind and rain whistled through the trees. I took a short video of the storm to show its extent.

In the bottom left you can see Ilex aquifolium, a invasive species that was observed a few days ago. You can view it in the related observations bar. Also, you can see fir trees swaying in the background and a black locust, which I also observed.

Ingresado el 18 de noviembre de 2015 por tiskolin tiskolin | 2 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

28 de noviembre de 2015

Pond Checkup

Yesterday, I checked up on the pond next door, which is by the abandoned house which we bought and are just renovating. I had high hopes for this pond -- it was the only pond we had around and was on top of a hill, so all pollutants (if any) would run down onto the road.

Deep into the evening, my dad went over with a jar to get some of the pond scum. The temperature was 34°F (1.111°C) and was quite chilly. We got half jar.

After getting one drop from the sample, we found that it was teeming with life! A nematode worm went lumbering by, looking for decaying matter and parameciums zipped around, gorging on plant matter. I could have never hoped for better!

Unfortunately, I did not have my microscope camera yet. It was still coming in the mail from California and should arrive on Monday, 30 November, so I did not manage to take any pictures. The model is AmScopeMD35A.

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Scum Jar

Mountain View

Ingresado el 28 de noviembre de 2015 por tiskolin tiskolin | 3 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario