October 18, 2022

Nature Walk 3 (with Fall Break), 10/18/22

Since this iNaturalist assignment was also ongoing during spring break, I included the apple tree I saw in Sleep Hollow as my angiosperm, not to be confused with the northern lady fern image that also has flowering species in it. The Eastern Redcedar I found was actually on campus, as I had a hard time finding pinecones to identify. The walk was spread out over many days, and at many times of day, so the lighting is more dim in some than others. Either way, the fall is my favorite season and I'm so glad I got to spend some of it outside!

Posted on October 18, 2022 11:04 PM by maevepinheiro maevepinheiro | 4 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 05, 2022

Cemetery, Fungi, 10/4/22

I live across the street from a cemetery, so there is tons of unkept decaying wood and resulting fungi and lichen. I was able to get some pictures of what look like different species, but there was a lot of shelf fungi to be found. It was about 50 degrees and raining when I took these pictures, and late in the afternoon so some of them are quite dark. I liked the deer mushroom because it looks upside down almost, in that the lined fibrous tissue usually found on the bottom of a mushroom cap is found on the top side here.

Posted on October 05, 2022 02:42 PM by maevepinheiro maevepinheiro | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 29, 2022

Res Walk, 9/29/22

I am an environmental studies major, so I was actually only able to walk for a half hour because I have a conference to attend today! I was able to walk the Res on my way home, and found the species attached to this journal entry. Today's weather is 60 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny, and there was very little wind so the Res water itself was very glass-like. The surrounding environment is very typical of the woods found in the North East, and was largely overgrown with medium sized leafed-plants. Although there seemed to be lots of different plants and organisms closer to the ground, the trees looked as though they only were a few different species. I really enjoyed spending my morning in this way and I'm very lucky to live so close to the beautiful nature at the Res!

Posted on September 29, 2022 03:28 PM by maevepinheiro maevepinheiro | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment