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Today I observed beaver teeth grooves in the trunks of numerous standing trees. I also noticed several chipmunks scampering through the creek bed alongside the river. There is a noticeable accumulation of leaves on the ground suggesting fall is here and cold weather is just around the corner.

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As the leaves change so do the abiotic factors of the ecosystem that allow it to facilitate certain species.

My Birds Eye View

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Warning: I’m not an artist

Nature at it’s finest!!

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Great Blue Herring Spotting on the Northwest side of the salmon hole peninsula

The Tree Species on the Winoooooski River

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  • Basswood
  • Dandelion
  • Lichen/Moss
  • White Pines
  • Boxelder
  • Sedges
  • White Oak

Warning: I’m an undergrad so if I misidentified a tree species that is uncommon to the salmon hole ecosystem please let me know

Directions for those unfamiliar with the Salmon hole ;)

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Hello world!

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Kelly Donovan and I’m a natural resources major in the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. My mission is to explore the ecosystem surrounding the Salmon Hole on the Winooski River and share it with anyone who is interested. So join me on my exploratory mission through this intricate landscape!!


Salmon Hole Location

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