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species-impatiens-spp-was-found-srichman-2014-09-18 srichman Cape Elizabeth 2014-09-18 21:25:00 Jewelweed Impatiens spp. I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/srichman/p1020346.jpg sites/default/files/srichman/p1020325.jpg Spurwink Field sites/default/files/species_photos/211.jpg sites/default/files/srichman/p1020348.jpg Jewelweed has a very distinctive shape and color. This flower is orange with a three-lobed petal. Jewelweed has a hooked cone spur at the back of the flower as seen in the profile of the flower near the top of the photo. Since the orange color and hook are trademarks of this species and it is in bloom in September, which falls within the flowering time for the species, July through September, I think this is Jewelweed. sites/default/files/srichman/p1020344.jpg This photo shows reddish stems and leaves that are alternate and toothed. Jewelweed leaves are oval, toothed, and alternate. Plus, these plants bent very easily when I touched them and Jewelweed is known to be fragile and break easily. sites/default/files/srichman/p1020337.jpg This image simply provides a closer view of the orange flower, as well as the toothed leaves. As seen in the sampling photo and area photo, the plants grow fairly tall, up to 1.5 meters, which is characteristic of jewelweed. This quadrat was placed in a wet area, which is typically an area where this species is found, and the plant heights were above my waist. The temperature was cool and the late afternoon clear after a short shower. Many flowers were in bloom in the area and Jewelweed was my target species. Since summer is ending, the opportunities to identify local flowers is going to disappear, so I wanted to some work before the first frost.
species-rhamnus-cathartica-was-found-bnd-2014-09-15 BnD Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/bnd/image_5.jpg sites/default/files/bnd/image_7.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/205.jpg sites/default/files/bnd/image_8.jpg The leaves of this plant were simple ovals and were opposite and toothed like on the ID card. sites/default/files/bnd/image_9.jpg Berries had started appearing on the plants, and the leaves had started changing colors. According to the ID card, these are examples of seasonal change, sites/default/files/bnd/image_10.jpg The stem of this plant was smooth and a coppery brown. The stem was also speckled, like on the ID card. The sun was shining and squirrels were chasing each other up the trees.
species-alliara-petiolata-was-found-sc-2014-09-15 SC Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Garlic mustard Alliara petiolata I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/sc/image_1.jpg sites/default/files/sc/image_6.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/212.jpg sites/default/files/sc/image_7.jpg The plant has a white flower above the oval leaf. sites/default/files/sc/image_8.jpg The oval shape plant has a red and green stem. sites/default/files/sc/image_9.jpg The plant has a oval shape leaf. The leaf is oval shape with a green and red stem. Then another plant that looks like it's coming out of the leaf has a stem with some white flower on the top part of the stem.
species-prunus-virginiana-was-found-random-name-team-2014-09-15 Random Name Team Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Chokecherry Prunus virginiana I think I found it Native sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_5.jpg sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_7.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/716.jpg sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_8.jpg The leaf was round and was toothed on the edges, just like it showed on the ID card. sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_9.jpg The berries were clustered, a deep red color, and was hanging down in bunches. sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_10.jpg Seasonal change was happening, the leaves were turning a purplish reddish brown color. It was hot outside while we looked for the different plants. Thankfully we saw a little bunch of an invasive plant, and the rest that we found were native to Maine.
species-typha-latifolia-was-found-crazy-kat-ladies-2014-09-15 Crazy Kat Ladies Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Broad-leaved cattail Typha latifolia I think I found it Native sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_6.jpg sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_12.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/517.jpg sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_13.jpg The steam was a round green color. sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_14.jpg There were brown flowering spikes with water surround it. sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_15.jpg The steam was a tall pale green steam with leaves that look like swords. We saw a frog and we were happy because we found the cattails. Also because we were outside and it was beautiful to see the cattails.
species-typha-latifolia-was-found-aj-2014-09-15 AJ Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Broad-leaved cattail Typha latifolia I think I found it Native sites/default/files/aj/image_6.jpg sites/default/files/aj/image_11.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/517.jpg sites/default/files/aj/image_12.jpg It has a brown type flower on top of it and it's kinda puffy and soft. It's kinda like a real cat tail. sites/default/files/aj/image_13.jpg It's always near a swamp. It grows in big bushes and it is never in a single plant. Or some sort of body of water. sites/default/files/aj/image_14.jpg At the top it breaks out into this plant that looks like grass. It's like a tree, the stem is like the trunk and then it breaks out in all these branches and leafs, but literally I'm just making an example. It's, always near a swamp or wetland, it grows in big bunches, not a single always a group of them, it kinda has a brownish steam, it kinda looks like a real cat tail.
species-solanum-dulcamara-was-found-kt-nightlock-2014-09-15 KT Nightlock Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 woody nightshade Solanum dulcamara I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/kt_nightlock/image_0.jpg sites/default/files/kt_nightlock/image_6.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/bittersweet_nightshade_berries_pa180041.jpg sites/default/files/kt_nightlock/image_3.jpg The berries from the plant we found looked like the other on our sheet. They had the same red color. sites/default/files/kt_nightlock/image_4.jpg The leaves have the same color and formation as the ones on the sheet. sites/default/files/kt_nightlock/image_5.jpg The stem looked the same and it looked like they had same texture. Sunny, warm and a little windy.
species-alliara-petiolata-was-found-bk-2014-09-15 BK Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Garlic mustard Alliara petiolata I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/bk/image_9.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_11.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/212.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_12.jpg The leaves are simple, deltoid, and toothed. sites/default/files/bk/image_13.jpg The plants and leaves are close to the ground and are about 1 meter across. sites/default/files/bk/image_14.jpg The stem is green, round, and flexible, but a hint of red. The weather was nice and sunny. We were surprised by how many Garlic Mustard fathered were because there were a lot where we checked. No problems with finding the plant.
species-lythrum-salicaria-was-found-bk-2014-09-15 BK Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/bk/image_9.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_19.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/015.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_20.jpg They have a tint of red and are about 6-10. Centimeters long. They are also opposite and simple shape. sites/default/files/bk/image_21.jpg It's brown and has many spikes. sites/default/files/bk/image_22.jpg It's a square, brown stem that is almost 2 meters tall with spikes. The weather was nice and sunny. We were surprised by how many Garlic Mustard fathered were because there were a lot where we checked. No problems with finding the plant.
species-prunus-virginiana-was-found-purple-frog-2014-09-15 Purple Frog Hampden, ME 2014-09-15 16:21:00 Chokecherry Prunus virginiana I think I found it Native sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_1.jpg sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_7.jpg Hampden Academy sites/default/files/species_photos/716.jpg sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_9.jpg The berries almost look like mini cherries except they are black. sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_8.jpg The leaves have what looks like a shade of red on them and a hint of green and they are also oval shaped. sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_10.jpg We noticed that the stem was red and that helped to know it was a Chokecherry and not a different berry. We were on a very steep hill, but most berries and other plants we found were at the bottom of the hill.
species-celastrus-orbiculatus-was-found-kellie-o-2014-09-12 Kellie O. Raymond 2014-09-12 17:30:00 Oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/kellie_o./img_0168.jpg sites/default/files/kellie_o./img_0168_0.jpg Jordan-Small Middle School sites/default/files/species_photos/208.jpg sites/default/files/kellie_o./img_0165.jpg The berries aren’t just on the ends of the vine, but instead they seem to be scattered all over the vine. The Vital Signs species ID card (http://vitalsignsme.org/sites/default/files/content/oriental.pdf) indicates that Oriental Bittersweet has berries that are scattered all over the vine This seems to rule out the native bittersweet, which according the the Vital Signs species ID card (http://vitalsignsme.org/sites/default/files/content/rptuplandplant3_0.pdf), has berries located only on the ends of the vine. sites/default/files/kellie_o./img_0167.jpg The leaves have a roundish shape, pointed on the ends, and are within the 5-13 cm range, which are traits described and shown on the Vital Signs species ID card for Oriental bittersweet. The vines are also wrapping around other plants’ branches, which is another known trait of Oriental bittersweet. sites/default/files/kellie_o./img_0167_0.jpg There are greenish berries, which commonly seen on Oriental bittersweet plants in late summer. I have also seen this plant in the past in late fall, and its berries looked a lot like the picture of the berries on the Vital Signs species ID card: reddish berries with a yellowish open shell around them. Today is a perfect fall day. It’s about 65 degrees, sunny and breezy. The location I chose to explore is at the edge of my school’s property line behind the gym and basketball court. I decided to look for Oriental bittersweet, since I recall finding some on our school property in the past, and I am curious to see if it has spread.
species-fallopia-japonica-was-found-linda-mcd-2014-09-09 Linda McD Madawaska 2014-09-09 20:00:00 Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/linda_mcd/img_0698.jpg sites/default/files/linda_mcd/img_0701_1.jpg Pelletier Rd sites/default/files/species_photos/210.jpg sites/default/files/linda_mcd/img_0700_0.jpg It has a lot of flowers, which were covered with bees. The flowers were whitish, in finger-like bunches. The bunches were pretty long...mostly longer than my fingers. You can tell how big they are compared to the bee. sites/default/files/linda_mcd/img_0703.jpg The leaves are spade-shaped and grow alternately on the stem. The stem is zig-zag shaped. sites/default/files/linda_mcd/img_0704.jpg The main stems look like bamboo, because there are swollen joints and many branches. It was a nice warm sunny day. It's on a dirt road. It was midafternoon. I was amazed at all the bees. They were making a loud buzzing noise. They didn't land on me, so I guess they were busy with the flowers. It's early fall. I could smell the flowers, but I was careful not to sniff a bee!
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-crazy-kat-ladies-2014-09-08 Crazy Kat Ladies Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image.jpg sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_2.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_3.jpg The fuzz on the branch looked like kiwi fuzz. sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_4.jpg The tree was very tall. sites/default/files/crazy_kat_ladies/image_5.jpg The leaves were red. We saw trees, grass, and flowers. We are surprised that we didn't find any cones on the tree. Problems we ran into was going down the hill. We were happy cause we were outside.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-random-name-team-2014-09-08 Random Name Team Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/random_name_team/image.jpg sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_4.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_1.jpg The leaf formation is opposite or almost opposite like in the identification photo. The edges are jagged and are oval. sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_2.jpg The flower or the bud was fuzzy, deep reddish brown and pointed on the ends. sites/default/files/random_name_team/image_3.jpg The seasonal change was happening and the leaves were turning a brilliant red color. We're happy because we found a plant native to Maine. We can see the forest, we can hear the birds chirping, and we could smell flowers. We are surprised that we didn't find any jewel weed, we thought there would be some flowering. A problem we ran into was not finding anymore plants.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-sc-2014-09-08 SC Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/sc/image.jpg sites/default/files/sc/image_2.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/sc/image_3.jpg It has fuzzy, green vine type branches. sites/default/files/sc/image_4.jpg On the end of the branch there is a red, bumpy but soft leave type thing. sites/default/files/sc/image_5.jpg There are green long oval leaves on the branches. I think I found Staghorn Sumac, it has fuzzy vines (branches) with long oval type leaves. The shrub or small tree leaves are starting to turn red because it's almost autumn and at the end of the branch there is a red fuzzy stem.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-sj-2014-09-08 SJ Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/sj/image.jpg sites/default/files/sj/image_0.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/sj/image_1.jpg The plant had fuzzy red stems on top of the almost every branch. These flowering parts were about half the size my a six inch hand and had a slight grey tint. sites/default/files/sj/image_2.jpg The plant had reddish yellow leaves along with some green ones. The reddish yellow ones were there because of the season and were pretty sparse on this plant because it is very early fall. sites/default/files/sj/image_3.jpg This plant had an alternate leaf pattern, and the leaves had small notches called teeth on the edges. The plant also had more than one leaf per branch.
species-impatiens-spp-was-found-bk-2014-09-08 BK Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Jewelweed Impatiens spp. I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/bk/image.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_5.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/211.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_6.jpg Annual plants grow to 1.5 meters tall. sites/default/files/bk/image_7.jpg Toothed, oval leaves that are about 5 centimeters long,simple leaf. sites/default/files/bk/image_8.jpg The stem is pale green or reddish green and translucent. I am happy because we are enjoying the beauty of nature. I see, hear, and snell freshly cut grass and flowers and other sorts of plants. I am surprised by what I found or didn't find because we didn't know we would have to go down a steep hill. Questions and problems were that falling down the hill and stepping on the sharp branches.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-bk-2014-09-08 BK Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/bk/image.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_1.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/bk/image_2.jpg Fuzzy, turning a gray/brown. sites/default/files/bk/image_3.jpg Leaves are alternate to each other. sites/default/files/bk/image_4.jpg Small tree, about 3-10 meters. I am happy because we are enjoying the beauty of nature. I see, hear, and snell freshly cut grass and flowers and other sorts of plants. I am surprised by what I found or didn't find because we didn't know we would have to go down a steep hill. Questions and problems were that falling down the hill and stepping on the sharp branches.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-bnd-2014-09-08 BnD Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/bnd/image.jpg sites/default/files/bnd/image_1.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/bnd/image_2.jpg The leaves of this plant alternated, oval, toothed, and compound pinnate just like the ID card had said. The leaves had also started to change color with the season. sites/default/files/bnd/image_3.jpg The stem on the plant we found was almost identical to the ID card. The stem hasn't changed brownish yet, but was getting close. sites/default/files/bnd/image_4.jpg The plant was taller than others around it and spread wide, like on the ID card. It was a beautiful outside, the sun was shining. Nature was very active and we were surrounded by trees. The only problem we had was getting to the plant.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-pink-bacca-2014-09-08 Pink Bacca Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/pink_bacca/image.jpg sites/default/files/pink_bacca/image_2.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/pink_bacca/image_3.jpg The top of the tree was bushy and lots of leaves and that's what the ID card said. The tree grows up to 3 to to meters. sites/default/files/pink_bacca/image_4.jpg The seeds were fuzzy like peach fuzz. But only when they are young, when they get older they turn a grayish-brown. sites/default/files/pink_bacca/image_5.jpg The stem is brown and thin almost like a tree branch. The wood is hard to snap in half. We where happy to go outside and it was a nice day. The camera would not focus on the plants. I saw and smelt the different plants. I'm surprised that we didn't find a lot of woody nightshade.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-purple-frog-2014-09-08 Purple Frog Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_0.jpg sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_2.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_3.jpg We thought we found the common Buckthorn, so we observed the trunk and took pictures. This is what we got. sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_4.jpg We think we found the Staghorn Sumac, so we took a picture of the trees and there stems. sites/default/files/purple_frog/image_5.jpg We found a Staghorn Sumac just beginning to grow. This is what we found. I am happy because the plants looked interesting. The questions and problems we ran into were the plants were hard to find and are the berries poisonous? I see the plant life and I hear the birds chirping, I also smell the damp wood. I am suprised about what we found because I did not know that there were berries there until then.
species-rhus-hirta-was-found-confuzzled-milleys-2014-09-08 Confuzzled Milleys Hampden, ME 2014-09-08 04:34:00 Staghorn sumac Rhus hirta I think I found it Native sites/default/files/confuzzled_milleys/image_0.jpg sites/default/files/confuzzled_milleys/image_3.jpg Day 1- RB driveway and trail sites/default/files/species_photos/717.jpg sites/default/files/confuzzled_milleys/image_4.jpg This is our sketch of what our STAGHORN SUMAC looks, sorry if it's not amazing. sites/default/files/confuzzled_milleys/image_5.jpg This is the stem of the STAGHORN SUMAC and as we can see it has little sicky things, or spikes coming out of it. Very interesting. sites/default/files/confuzzled_milleys/image_6.jpg This Is a shot of the STAGHORN SUMAC's leaves, as you can see, they are going different ways. We see the STAGHORN SUMAC (we bolded that because we wanted you to know what it was, the picture we mean) on the trails of our Reeds Brook Trails. From our experiences in the forest we have noticed that the STAGHORN SUMAC has a very sticky stem, and smells like berries and cut grass.
species-adelges-tsugae-was-found-dickteneyck-2014-09-07 Dick.tenEyck Hancock, ME 2014-09-07 16:21:00 Hemlock wooly adelgid Adelges tsugae I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/dick.teneyck/20140907_122125.jpg sites/default/files/dick.teneyck/20140907_122135.jpg Old Pond Railway path - Hancock sites/default/files/species_photos/214.jpg sites/default/files/dick.teneyck/20140907_122125_0.jpg Walk the Old Pond Railway trail from the West Entrance (off Old Route 1, Hancock) for approximately .7 miles. You will come across a small hemlock (approx 1.5 m) just north of the trail by less than 1 m) with moderate adelgid evidence.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-hockeygirl12401-2014-09-04 hockeygirl12401 Dedham 2014-09-04 17:45:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/hockeygirl12401/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/hockeygirl12401/sampling_method_1.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/hockeygirl12401/img_0028_0.jpg Whirligig beetles are normally from 3-18 mm long. This whirligig beetle is 12 mm long. Water Pennies are normally 6-10 mm long. sites/default/files/hockeygirl12401/img_0030.jpg Whirligig beetles have two long legs in the front of their body. This beetle has two long front legs, just like the Whirligig beetle. sites/default/files/hockeygirl12401/img_0031.jpg The Whirligig beetle has a smooth outer layer that is metallic. Although the Water Penny also has a smooth, metallic outer layer, the Whirligig has a oval shape unlike the Water Penny. We went outside to Mill Stream. There were multiple little bugs on the top of the water swimming around super fast. We used a kicknet, a net, and our super ninja skills to collect the beetles on the top of the water. I had trouble getting a bug because of how fast they were. We caught 4 or 5 of the bugs in the net and then catching the beetles in a vial that I brought down to the stream. We caught twodifferent kinds of inscets, a dopsomfly larvae and a whirligig beetle.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-sciencygymnast-2014-09-04 sciencygymnast Dedham 2014-09-04 17:45:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/sciencygymnast/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/sciencygymnast/sampling_method.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/sciencygymnast/img_0018.jpg Whirligig Beetles have two long legs in the front of their body. This one only has one leg because it fell off in the procedure of showing the legs in the picture. I thought it was a water penny at first but water pennies have short front legs. This whirligig beetle has long front legs. sites/default/files/sciencygymnast/img_0011.jpg Whirligig beetles are usually 3mm to 18mm long. This whirligig beetle is 11mm long, average. I thought it was a water penny by just looking at it at first, but a water penny is 1/4 of an inch. sites/default/files/sciencygymnast/img_0014.jpg Whirligig beetles are rounded on the sides of their body and flat on the top. This whirligig is rounded on the sides and flat on the top. This could’ve been a water penny but water pennies are just flat on top. We went down to Mill Stream behind the Dedham School. We used a net and a kicknet to catch our bugs. We saw lots of bugs swimming about on top of the water. We think we found whirligigs. We put them in a vial and they were swimming around violently on top and under the water. Some other kids found a dobsonfly larva under rocks.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-fluffysalamander26-2014-09-04 fluffysalamander26 Dedham 2014-09-04 17:45:00 Riffle beetle Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/fluffysalamander26/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/fluffysalamander26/sampling_method.jpg Mill Streem sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_riffle_beetle.jpg sites/default/files/fluffysalamander26/img_0065.jpg The riffle beetle is is 1.5 to 2 centimeters long though this specimen is smaller than the average size sites/default/files/fluffysalamander26/img_0064.jpg The riffle beetle has a hard glossy shell that covers the whole body that is uniform color but with the whirligig beetle has a dark shell cover. sites/default/files/fluffysalamander26/img_0068.jpg The riffle beatle has tan uniform legs and has hooks on the end. But the whirligig beetle has a darker leg but also has a hook. We went down to the streem it was cold and you could see your own breath. The water was freezing and there was bugs every where you turn. I could not catch one, they where swimming like torpedoes. Then i cought a riffle beetle but some kids found dobsonfly larva. We put all our bugs in plastic vials with water then we went to the school to studty the bugs.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-notsteveguy-2014-09-04 notsteveguy Dedham 2014-09-04 17:45:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/notsteveguy/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/notsteveguy/sampling_method.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/notsteveguy/img_0029.jpg This picture shows the shell of the Whirligig Beetle and how the shell looks shiny black. sites/default/files/notsteveguy/img_0034.jpg This picture shows the two arms the Whirligig Beetle has. sites/default/files/notsteveguy/img_0035.jpg In this picture it shows the four flippers on the Whirligig Beetles under side. We went down to the steam with a net a kicknet and 8 vials. I had the net 2 other people had the kicknet we came back with 6 Whirligig Beetles and 2 Dobsonfly larvas.
species-megaloptera-order-was-found-riptide-2014-09-04 riptide Dedham 2014-09-04 17:45:00 Dobsonfly larva Megaloptera (order) I think I found it Native sites/default/files/riptide/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/riptide/sampling_method.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/530.jpg sites/default/files/riptide/img_0034_2.jpg Dobsonfly larva have six legs, a hard head, eight projections on its abdomen, dark colored large pinching jaws, and two hooks on back end. My specimen had all of those characteristics. It was about 1 1/2 inches long. The length for this larva ranges from 3/4 inches to 4 inches. It also has a dark color brown, soft body. sites/default/files/riptide/img_0034-1.jpg In this photo, you see a hard head, a soft body, and two large, dark colored pinching jaws. You can also see a dark body. As you can see it on the ruler, it is 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) long. The dobsonfly larva have all of these characteristics. sites/default/files/riptide/img_0035.jpg In this picture you can see a soft body, six legs, and the eight projections (the little lines like a string) on its side. The field guide to bugs said Dobsonfly larva have all of these. We went out side down to Mill Stream. We used a net and a kick net and we were just looking around. Most of us found whirligig beetles. Two of us think we found a dobsonfly larva. We put our specimens in a clear, plastic vile collection jar.The beetles were skimming on top of the water and the larva were on the underside of rocks.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-sirsirpentine01-2014-09-04 SirSirpentine01 Dedham 2014-09-04 05:45:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/sirsirpentine01/study_site_0.jpg sites/default/files/sirsirpentine01/sampling_method.jpg Millstream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/sirsirpentine01/img_0029.jpg This bug has an oval shape and the whirligig has a oval shape. sites/default/files/sirsirpentine01/img_0017.jpg This picture shows the metallic color of the beetle that the whirligig bug has. sites/default/files/sirsirpentine01/img_0011.jpg This picture shows the eyes on the bottom side just like the whirligig. We went down to the stream we used a net, a kicknet my class got two Dobsonfly larvas and Whirligig beetles. We mostly caught whirligig beetles. Once we had the bugs we put them in a vial.
species-trichoptera-order-was-found-normans-workshop-2014-08-29 Normans workshop Dedham,Maine 2014-08-29 15:36:00 Caddisfly larva Trichoptera (order) I think I found it Native sites/default/files/normans_workshop/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/normans_workshop/sampling_method.jpg Millstream sites/default/files/species_photos/529.jpg sites/default/files/normans_workshop/img_0011.jpg The Caddisfly that our group found is most similar to a caddisfly larvae.We ruled out another similar insect called the Case Building Caddisfly which looks similar but is very different. Which has gills and a a case. A Caddisfly larvae does not have gills yet sites/default/files/normans_workshop/img_0010.jpg At the end of the abdomen has two long hooks which rules out it being any type of moth larvae. sites/default/files/normans_workshop/img_0025.jpg Most of the caddisfly build cases, the caddisfly larvae that our team found was in a case. We were looking for something different from a caddislfy but we ended up in the end just getting a caddisfly. it was nice day out there though. the stream was running well and looked healthy.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-mandapanda312-2014-08-29 MandaPanda312 Dedham 2014-08-29 15:32:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/mandapanda312/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/mandapanda312/sampling_method_0.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/mandapanda312/img_0060_0.jpg Body is covered in a hard exoskeleton. Which is similar to a water penny. But, a Water Penny and a Riffle Beetle are varied because they have different body shapes from a Whirligig. sites/default/files/mandapanda312/img_0061_0.jpg The whirligig beetle has two sets of legs, which help it skim the surface of the water. sites/default/files/mandapanda312/img_0062_0.jpg We looked up a picture of a whirligig online and the underneath of the head looks like the following. Also, no other bug in our location looks like the underneath of our insect. We are down at Mill Stream behind the Dedham School. We found a pool of water that had our Whirligig Beetle. Our bug was found on the surface of the water swimming in circles.
species-coleoptera-order-was-found-stephcurryarch30-2014-08-29 StephCurryArch30 Dedham 2014-08-29 15:32:00 Whirligig beetle larva Coleoptera (order) I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/stephcurryarch30/study_site.jpg sites/default/files/stephcurryarch30/sampling_method.jpg Mill Stream sites/default/files/species_photos/coleoptera_whirligig_beetle_larvae.jpg sites/default/files/stephcurryarch30/img_0015.jpg The Whirligig Beetle has a hard shell to protect itself, but the Water Penny also has a hard shell. The Water Penny has a larger shell and it has a more circular body frame unlike the Whirligig. sites/default/files/stephcurryarch30/img_0015_0.jpg This picture shows sharp barbs and we know that the Whirligig Beetle has sharp barbs unlike the Water Penny. sites/default/files/stephcurryarch30/img_0026.jpg This shows it's 1 1/4 centimeters long and we know that the Whirligig Beetle is about 1 1/4 centimeters long. The water penny is 6 to 10 millimeters long. We went down to Mill Stream and used a kick net to catch the beetles that we saw in a small cove in the stream.