16 de junio de 2023

Walk around Boston College (Pine Tree Reserve, Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Chandler's Pond, Evergreen Cemetery)

On Tuesday, 14th of July, I walked around Boston College for around 1.5 hours where I came across many different species of plants and even a few animals. The weather that day was very sunny and not windy at all. I started off at the Pine Tree Reserve and was actually quite surprised that there were a few species of flowers present as well. I had never went in the Reserve and always assumed that there would only be pine trees present. After that, I walked around a section of Chestnut Hill Reservoir adjacent to the Pine Tree Reserve and saw a few other plants. I didn't really stay long there and proceeded to walk towards Chandler's Pond where I came across a few trails and the Evergreen Cemetery. I was excited to see a robin and a chipmunk there as well as other flowers. This was also where I found most of my observations. Lastly, when I reached Chandler's Pond, I sat on a bench for a few minutes just enjoying the view. I came across a goose which was quite cool. I assumed that it would run away if there were people too close to it but it surprisingly was very calm and minded its own business. Overall I enjoyed this walk very much. I got to see many different plants and a few animals as well which was a bonus point!

One thing I would like to note is that I just discovered the feature where people can actually comment on your observations and suggest the correct name of the organism. I accidentally misnamed a few of my observations and am very grateful to the people who pointed them out and allowed me to change my labels.

Publicado el 16 de junio de 2023 por caroleneadeline caroleneadeline | 13 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de junio de 2023


Today I walked for around 1.5 hours around brookline area. I found a hidden trail that ended up being my main area of exploration. I also happened to walk around Brookline Reservoir Park where I also saw a few trees with moss. My walk started off bit cloudy and humid, but it soon started to drizzle and rain. During my walk I saw a lot of lichens and moss found on the surface of trees and rocks. I also saw a patch of algae on the ground. I couldn’t find as many fungi as I expected but I found two type of fungi (I’m not sure of their names) around the roots of trees. Regardless, I still enjoyed my walk. I noticed that the fungi tend to grow in shady areas. I did not find any fungi under direct sunlight. I haven’t been around nature in a while as I have been swamped with work from my summer classes so this was a good and much needed break from my laptop screen. I was able to see squirrels, birds, interesting plants which although isn’t part of this weeks theme, was still fun to observe.

Publicado el 09 de junio de 2023 por caroleneadeline caroleneadeline | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario


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