More forest ecology in February
On Thursday it was 58 degrees Fahrenheit on the Lehigh campus, and much too nice to stay in the office all day. We spent a few hours in the afternoon trying to find and core more Norway Maples (Acer platanoides) in the Experimental Forest Plantation (see previous post here). We spent a lot of our time trying to relocate trees identified in the survey last fall, but we did manage to get more than a dozen new cores. Our bark identification skills are also improving. Which trees in the above picture do you think are Norway Maples? (Answer is now in the comments – 1 March 2012)
Posted on February 25, 2012, in Conservation & Biodiversity (EES-28), Fieldwork, Original Posts and tagged Acer plantanoides, Biodiversity, Ecology, invasive species, Lehigh Experimental Forest, Nature, Norway maple, Science, Wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.