Afternoon Walk in New Jersey (nature walk theme: plants)

Today, since I am home for fall break, I decided to walk in the woods behind my house which has several types of plants. I walked with my mom and my two dogs. It was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit with no wind and it was mostly sunny. It was a very beautiful walk as it is the middle of fall and all of the leaves on the trees are changing color. I know that the change in color is a sign that the trees are deciduous. I saw many maple and oak trees in the woods (maple trees are in the observations). I saw many flowering plants as well such as white snakeroots. I also saw many coniferous trees. The majority of trees in the woods are deciduous, but several smaller pine trees can be seen in the observations. These are gymnosperms. At the base of many of the tall oak and maple trees, moss was growing. Moss was also seen on some rocks and the pathway that I walked on. Moss is Bryophyta. Lastly, I saw several ferns which are polypodiopsida. They were usually surrounded by other plants. It is interesting how many different types of plants can be seen in the same half-mile radius. Plants can grow near each other or separated, some grow next to water while others grow out of dry dirt, and some grow off of dead branches with fungi. I am glad that I was able to complete this walk and see a vast amount of biodiversity away from campus, where I have done my other walks close to.

Posted by oneillcw oneillcw, 09 October, 2022 22:24

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Pines (Genus Pinus)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:08 PM EDT

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:04 PM EDT

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Brambles (Genus Rubus)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:03 PM EDT

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Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:05 PM EDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:06 PM EDT

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Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:03 PM EDT

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New York Fern (Amauropelta noveboracensis)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:05 PM EDT

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Goldenrods (Genus Solidago)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:07 PM EDT

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Small White Aster (Symphyotrichum racemosum)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:06 PM EDT

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Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:10 PM EDT

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Carpet Box (Pachysandra terminalis)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:31 PM EDT

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Grapevines (Genus Vitis)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:34 PM EDT

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Tree-skirt Moss (Pseudanomodon attenuatus)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:44 PM EDT

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Bittercresses (Genus Cardamine)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:44 PM EDT

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Weymouth Pine (Pinus strobus)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:33 PM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:42 PM EDT

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Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:12 PM EDT

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White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:13 PM EDT

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Asters and Allies (Tribe Astereae)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:14 PM EDT

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Knotweeds, Smartweeds, and Waterpeppers (Genus Persicaria)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:17 PM EDT

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Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:18 PM EDT

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Maples (Genus Acer)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:28 PM EDT

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Maples (Genus Acer)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:31 PM EDT

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Thunberg's Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

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oneillcw

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October 9, 2022 04:31 PM EDT

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