Sunday, September 07, 2014

venture vermont: investigate


photograph and identify each of these three types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary,  and metamorphic (10 points): i am perhaps proudest of my field guide flickr album. i went a little overboard with the identifications, but for the purposes of the documentation only i'm going to claim and ordovician era gastropod in limestone at button bay state park (sedimentary), the large outcrop of monkton quartzite (metamorphic) that makes up bristol ledges, and the summit of mount ascutney, which is syenite (similar to granite, and igneous).

photograph and identify five species of native vermont plants (5): once again, i'll refer you to the field guide set, in which i went overboard and started identifying things everywhere i went. for the purposes of the documentation, i'll just pick toxicodendron radicans, (poison ivy), cypripedium acaule (pink ladyslipper), cornus canadensis (bunchberry), nymphaea odorata (fragrant water lilly), and nuphar variegata (spatterdock).

photograph two kinds of mammals in the wild and describe its behavior (10): i wrote a blog post about it. for documentary purposes, let's go with tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk) and eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat). the chipmunk was scolding me, and the bat was sleeping.

photograph and identify three different amphibians (10): yay! i LOVE these guys! i'm just going to say bufo americanus,  rana clamitans melanota, and notopthalmus viridescens viridescens (land form).

are you looking at the field guide album? you really should go look at that. because frogs.

bonus: make a recording of a toad or frog's call at night and send it to us. (10): done and done.

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