Archivos de diario de octubre 2022

04 de octubre de 2022

Houghton Garden Walk, September 30, 2022

I spent about 40 minutes walking around Houghton Garden on September 30 in the afternoon. It was a sunny, cool day, which in my opinion is the ideal condition for walking. Houghton Garden was a beautiful place to go for this walk. It has lots of paths that go throughout the forest, but it is easy to explore off the path. It is close to Boston College but feels secluded which I liked. It was really nice to be surrounded by nature during this beautiful time of year. I went on this walk not expecting to find a lot of fungi, but I was able to find so many different species. I was really surprised with the biological diversity of the fungi. I expected to find only a few mushrooms that all looked the same, but the appearances of the fungi I found were extremely diverse. The morphological species concept would be a good way to identify the different species of fungi that I found because they all look so different. There is a stream in Houghton Garden which likely creates moist conditions which are ideal for fungi growth. Aside from the fungi, I also saw many birds, squirrels, and chipmunks.

Ingresado el 04 de octubre de 2022 por kkolucki kkolucki | 18 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de octubre de 2022

Nature Walk on October 9, 2022

Over fall break I took a nature walk for about 45 minutes through the fields around my house in Pennsylvania. I went on this walk with my dogs and my dad. It was an overcast day and was around 50 degrees. Nonetheless it was still nice to get outside and see the beautiful fall scenery. I saw a multitude of plants, but the ones I saw most often were angiosperms. Even though all of my species were angiosperms, I was amazed to see the biodiversity within one main group of plants. I saw flowers, berries, vines, and trees and surprised to find out that all of these plants flower. On the plants with leaves, I was able to see that the leaves had a cuticle, which prevents the plant from drying out. It was great to see the remarkable biodiversity that can be found right around my own home.

Ingresado el 18 de octubre de 2022 por kkolucki kkolucki | 17 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario