June 18, 2021

Second Nature Walk 6/17/2021

For my second nature walk, I decided to stay in my neighborhood because I thought it would be cool to observe all the plants around me. It was a beautiful day outside. It was 85 degrees and sunny without a single cloud in the sky. I walked just about 2 miles over a 35-40 minute period. Throughout the tenure of my walk, I noticed several things. I thought I would have had to look harder and deeper into properties to find these plants, but I noticed most of them were right there in the open. Similarly, I noticed a large number of insects and flies. For example, I noticed with the more colorful plants that more bees would be present, most likely using them as pollinators. In addition, I noticed that I enjoy the more simple plants. For example, my favorite was the singular dandelion I found amongst a bunch of other plants.

Posted on June 18, 2021 01:20 by depasquale_m depasquale_m | 8 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

June 10, 2021

First Nature Walk 6/10/21

For my nature walk, I decided to walk a little path in the woods next to my house which lead to Tabor Lake. One thing I noticed while I was walking was there were several flies out. Some were attached to the various forms of fungi I came across, while others were attacking me relentlessly. I was curious as to why there were so many but I remembered there was a big storm in my area yesterday. I walked for around 35 minutes. It was pretty sunny out, however, the woods were very moist due to the rain the previous day. I first began to notice the lichen. It caught my eye because it was so evident, however it was not just growing on trees, but it was growing on rocks too. I was only noticing the lichen, so I decided to go deeper towards the lake and look more closely at my surroundings. This is when I began to notice the many types of fungi growing on trees, whether they were standing or had fallen down. Lastly, I noticed that there was a rock which appeared to have green fungi growing on the outer portion of the rock, with a white lichen circle in the middle. I found this the most interesting because I am now curious to research and try and find what it is. I used to visit this lake all the time when I was younger, but it is remarkable how there is so much diversity that I had overlooked.

Posted on June 10, 2021 17:33 by depasquale_m depasquale_m | 8 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment