I was walking at Blair pond on 10/19 and heard some rustling up in a tree. When I looked up I was surprised to find a Groundhog in the tree. It used a tangled mess of bittersweet vines to climb up and eat some plants that it other wise would have had a hard time getting to. It sat on the vines staring at me for around five minutes before it finally left into the forest. Here’s a picture of it:
I was at Alewife on Wednesday 10/19 and I was walking through the meadow at the end of the storm water wetlands and found a ton of different bugs. It was a fairly warm and sunny day so there were a lot of different bugs out like Sweat Bees, Bold Faced Hornets, Honey Bees, Carpenter Bees, Bumble Bees, a few different Stink Bugs, Field Crickets, Red-Legged Grasshoppers, Black Corsair bug, Meadow Hawk Dragonfly, Familiar Bluets, a unknown Ichneumon Wasp, a Sulfur Butterfly, Cabbage Whites, an American Copper butterfly, and even a Monarch!
On August first I found these catfish dead in the fore bay of the storm water wetlands. The catfish were the only thing that were dead, painted turtles, sunfish and green frogs were still living in the fore bay and seemed fine. There were about 15 dead fish, they looked skinny and some had weird lumps on them that looked like tumors. If anyone knows what caused them to die please comment.
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Check out wonderful adventures of 10th FAR Annual Ecology Camp
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Today there were a lot of animals out. Near acorn park drive there was a family of White Tailed Deer three fawns and a mother, then later on near Little pond there were two different fawns! There were three blue herons out today one at Yates pond, one at Little pond and one on a mud flat along Little river. Also there was a Woodchuck munching on some grass in the meadow along acorn park drive.
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We made this map to show where we saw our animals. We also added commonality because we don’t want to get your hopes up about seeing that sneaky beaver.
Beaver and Nitrate and Nitrite- Study by 8th Graders
Water Benders Power Point- Study by 8th Graders