Journal archives for May 2020

May 01, 2020

Field Journal 9

This trip was conducted in ChesLin Preserve in Embreeville, Pennsylvania on May 1 from 2:00 to 4:30. The weather was a mix of sunny and overcast and about 65 degrees the whole time. It was also the day after a considerable rain and wind storm that brought down numerous trees onto the trail. The habitat was mainly mature deciduous forest with a single stand of red cedar and flanked by fields and farmland.

Posted on May 01, 2020 22:59 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 13 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment

May 23, 2020

Field Ornithology Delta Park (Day 5)

This trip was conducted at Delta Park, along the Island Line bike path, and in Durway Park in Colchester and Burlington, VT, respectively. It was on May 22 from 6:30-12:15 and the weather was about 70-75 degrees and sunny with clear skies. The habitat was riverine, deciduous floodplain forest, marshland, mudflats, and suburban.

Posted on May 23, 2020 00:43 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 46 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 18, 2020

Field Ornithology Wetland Birds (Day 1)

This trip was conducted from a canoe in the Shelbourne Pone in Vermont, USA on Monday May 18, 2020 from about 6:45-11:15. The weather was quite cloudy for most of the morning with the sun beginning to peak out as we arrived back at shore. The temperature was about 55-60 degrees. The habitat consisted of open water, marshlands dominated by cattails and other emergent vegetation, and primarily cedar bluff pond edges with some deciduous forest and grassland edges.

Posted on May 18, 2020 20:29 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 40 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 19, 2020

Field Ornithology Grass/Shrubland (Day 2)

This trip was conducted in Geprags Park and along Lagoon Road in Hinesburg, VT from about 6:30-11:00 on May 19, 2020. The weather was around the mid-60s all day and the sky was very clear and bright. The habitat consisted of agricultural fields, grassy meadows, overgrown thickets and meadows, short shrublands, and deciduous forests.

Posted on May 19, 2020 21:09 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 37 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 20, 2020

Field Ornithology Forest Birds (Day 3)

This trip was conducted along the Burrow's Trail at Camel's Hump State Park in Huntington, VT on May 20 from 7:15-12:00. The weather was quite sunny and warm with temperatures averaging around 60-65 degrees. The path went up the mountain and then back down the same way and consisted of upland deciduous forests, mixed hardwood and coniferous forest, dense spruce-fir forests, and bordering on the alpine zone.

Posted on May 20, 2020 23:18 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 19 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 21, 2020

Field Ornithology Woodside Park (Day 4)

This trip was conducted at Woodside Natural Area in Essex, Vermont on May 21 from 6:30-11:00 am. The weather was quite hot and dry at about 70 degrees and perfectly blue skies. The habitat was primarily mature deciduous forests with some marshland with mostly cattails, a floodplain, a river, and an open agricultural field.

Posted on May 21, 2020 20:29 by lukebeeson lukebeeson | 35 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment