April 19, 2021

Journal Post 5 - Prairie Peatmoss

Date: 3/16
Time: 4:15-5:20pm
Weather: Sunny, cool

Through the forest grounds that were exposed to sunlight, the prairie peatmoss began to make its appearance among the other emerging species across the forest floor. Emerging signs of life among what seemed to be a sea of dead dried-up leaves and twigs. The light green clusters are characteristics of a prairie peat moss and the wet, moist soil is a perfect growing ground for the species.

Posted on April 19, 2021 20:14 by ruizk_311 ruizk_311 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal Post 4 - Broom Moss

Date: 3/16
Time: 4:15 - 5:20pm
Weather: Sunny, cool

Going through the forest, steering away a bit from the lake are the bigger trees. Coming up on one tree, its base is lined with moss. As not much sunlight gets through to the bottom, there aren't many other species of plants observable, besides its own leaves that grow by the bark. The coarseness of these moss tufts is a prime characteristic of it being identified as broom moss.

Posted on April 19, 2021 20:05 by ruizk_311 ruizk_311 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal Post 3 - Prickly Tree-Clubmoss

Date: 3/16
Time: 4:15- 5:20pm
Weather: Sunny, cool

Walking along the forest grounds, a prickly plant was spotted sprouting from the moist soil, among dead, crunched-up leaves. In the bunch of these prickly plants were small pines growing upwards. This was surely a showing of the prickly tree-clubmoss. The cool water and the moist soil was perfect for its growth.

Posted on April 19, 2021 19:49 by ruizk_311 ruizk_311 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal Post 2 - Hairy Bracket

Date: 3/29
Time: 4:15 - 5:20 pm
Weather: Sunny, cool

Along the water, there lied a fallen trunk. Lining the bark were cylindrical shells with cosmopolitan patterns. It seemed to be a growth of hairy bracket among the dead bark. Surrounding it was the growth of other fungi and lichens. Life was beginning to emerge and taking advantage of the surroundings.

Posted on April 19, 2021 19:36 by ruizk_311 ruizk_311 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Journal Post 1 - Eastern Teaberry

Date: 3/29
Time: 4:15 - 5:20pm

Weather: Sunny

A sunny day in Aldrich lake, a warmer afternoon transitioning into a cooler evening. Some sunlight managed to peer through the trees and bathe the lower soil. Among the dead leaves and branches from the passing winter, evergreen leaves peer out, an eastern teaberry from its characteristics. Fruit had not yet developed as the weather continues to warm.

Posted on April 19, 2021 19:09 by ruizk_311 ruizk_311 | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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