October 14, 2021

Nature walk 10/14

I walked in the reserve next to the plex for about 30 minutes. It was very hot outside, as in the morning I needed a sweatshirt but now I was basically sweating while just being outside. The reserve was filled with plants, but I wanted to look for the different types we talked about in class. I found a plant from the bryophyta group (moss), a Polypodiopsida (fern), a Gymnosperm (pine), and angiosperm (knotweed) which was pretty cool. I also found a clover with a bee on it which I thought was interesting, as I didn't think the bee would have stayed while I was taking the picture. It's crazy how much plant diversity there really is, as before this class I never really thought about the different classification of plants.

Posted on October 14, 2021 17:44 by ryanmazzola ryanmazzola | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 06, 2021

Nature Walk 10/6

I walked in the reserve next to the plex for about 30 minutes. It was mid 60s, a nice change from the rain we got the last couple days. It seemed like I would walk 10 steps and there would be another type of fungi. Typically walking, I wouldn't notice this but doing this assignment made me realize just how much fungi there really is. It was also pretty buggy, but I enjoyed reading my book after finishing the assignment. I also found this moss on the tree, and wasn't sure if it was a fungus or a plant, but decided to log it anyway because it was everywhere. The reserve is pretty small, but I do enjoy the different paths that run through it.

Posted on October 06, 2021 16:29 by ryanmazzola ryanmazzola | 5 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 30, 2021

Nature Walk 9/29

I walked around the Boston College Reserve we have on campus. I walked for about a half hour around 7 pm in which it was dark and cold. I was expecting to see and hear more animals or insects, yet only a few mosquitos were there. I thought it was cool how there were benches throughout, as it seems like it would be a calm and quiet place to relax at. There were a lot of short ankle level plants and also a lot of trees. There were pine, birch and even oak trees which was surprising. The only thing I hoped was that it wasn't next to the main road because I fear that animals won't be there very often especially during the day due to the business and noise of the road. Overall, I saw a wide rang of plants that maybe you wouldn't notice or see everyday on campus. (I also took these pictures on my phone and put them into the observations later).

Posted on September 30, 2021 01:48 by ryanmazzola ryanmazzola | 6 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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