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species-lonicera-morrowii-was-found-2020bluegroup3-2015-05-27 2020BlueGroup3 Dover-Foxcroft 2015-05-27 17:00:00 Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1777.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1781_0.jpg Campus Observation Blue Group sites/default/files/species_photos/203.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed-1_0.jpg We know we found the honey suckle because one of the characteristics of this plant is it's hairy leaves. sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed_0.jpg This is an example of the oval leaves that the plant has. sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1760_0.jpg This is the hollow stem that we were looking for to make sure that this plant was the one that we were looking for. Our group discovered this by looking for evidence on the nature trail at our school. One of the evidence pieces that we were looking for was the hollow stem. We found this by breaking the stem and looking inside of the plant.
species-lonicera-morrowii-was-found-2020bluegroup3-2015-05-27-0 2020BlueGroup3 Dover-Foxcroft 2015-05-27 17:00:00 Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1777.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1781_1.jpg Campus Observation Blue Group sites/default/files/species_photos/203.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed-1_1.jpg We think we found the honeysuckle because one of the characteristics of this plant are it's hairy leaves. sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed_1.jpg This is a picture of it's oval leaves that the plant has. sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1760_1.jpg We knew that this was the honey suckle because of the hollow stems that there are. We found this by breaking the branch and looking at the stem. Our group discovered this by looking for evidence on the nature trail at our school. One of the evidence pieces that we were looking for was the hollow stem. We found this by breaking the stem and looking inside of the plant.
species-gaultheria-procumbens-was-found-mrspovak-2015-05-23 MrsPovak New Limerick 2015-05-23 15:00:00 Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens I think I found it Native sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150523_135958_1.jpg sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150523_135946_0.jpg Camp observation sites/default/files/species_photos/728.jpg sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150523_135939.jpg The very first thing I noticed was the small red berries that were rolling around as I was raking the area. I recognized that they could be wintergreen berries and began looking closer for the plants. I found a few plants with the red berries still attached beneath the leaves. Wintergreen produces a red berry that is known to stay attached to the plant through the winter. This is all strong evidence that I found winterberry. There are many other plants with small red berries in the area but most of them are much taller and more tree-like and none of them have berries that stay attached through the winter. sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150523_135933.jpg The plant I observed had small dark green waxy leaves. The leaves were in clusters of 2 or 3, the number of leaves in a cluster seemed to depend on plant size with larger plants having double sets of 2 leaves and smaller plants having 3 leaves in a cluster. The leaves also had a lobe shape with a very faint serrated edge as can be seen in this photo. I also picked and crushed a few leaves and smelled them and they definitely smelled like mint. This is one of the only small shrubby plants in the area that smells like mint when crushed. sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150523_135919.jpg Wintergreen grows as a small spreading shrub that stays close to the ground. The plant I found covered a large area with no plants growing taller than 6 inches. This is further evidence that this plant is wintergreen. There are not many other shrubby species of plant that grow close to the ground and creep like Wintergreen does. This weekend we were doing our annual Memorial Day camp opening for my family camps. Our first surprise was that it began snowing as we drove up there! As I was cleaning out one of the forested areas around our camp I noticed lots and lots of wintergreen, which was my second surprise of th day. I double checked the features by pulling up an id card on my phone and then began snapping pictures. My family all thought I was a bit nuts taking a break from all the opening work to take pictures of some tiny plants!
species-heterosiphonia-japonica-was-not-found-srichman-2015-05-19 srichman South Portland 2015-05-19 10:35:00 Heterosiphonia Heterosiphonia japonica I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/srichman/red_seaweek_ppk_spring_2015_083.jpg sites/default/files/srichman/red_seaweek_ppk_spring_2015_091.jpg Spring Point Marina sites/default/files/species_photos/117_heterosiphonia.jpg sites/default/files/srichman/red_seaweek_ppk_spring_2015_066.jpg We know the red seaweed is not Heterosiphonia japonica because the branches of the seaweed we examined are multiple cells thick, while H. Japonica has side, or smaller, branches that are one cell thick. Therefore these are two different species of red algae. In most of our samples, all branches are the same thickness or appear to be. Using more scientific terms, in Heterosiphonia, the main branch is polysiphonous, and the smaller side branches are monosiphonous. sites/default/files/srichman/red_seaweek_ppk_spring_2015_042.jpg Our seaweed has sections of rounded cells, or little bulbs, inside the branches. This is something not found in the rectangular cells of H. Japonica. The seaweed in question is not H. Japonica. These might be reproductive structures sites/default/files/srichman/red_seaweek_ppk_spring_2015_062.jpg Heterosiphonia growth is axial, not dichotomous. Our specimen grew dichotomously, or split into twos. Because of the two different growth patterns, they cannot be the same species. Plus, there aren’t irregular side branches that appear “hair like” and narrowing like those of Heterosiphonia. The side branches of our seaweed appear thick Today, May 19, 2015, I went to Spring Point Marina early in the morning to get some plankton samples. As I walked along the docks, I noticed a lot of filamentous red seaweed growing on the cement walls. I often find filamentous reds attached to the underside of the docks, but this species seemed to be really abundant. I was concerned that it might be the invasive species, Heterosiphonia japonica, now called Dasysiphonia japonica, taking over the area. I collected a sample for us to examine under the microscope at school. Everyone in the class examined this seaweed, but there was disagreement about its identity. Ten out of sixteen people combined their observations for this entry.
species-lonicera-morrowii-was-found-2020bluegroup3-2015-05-15 2020BlueGroup3 Dover-Foxcroft 2015-05-15 14:16:00 Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1760.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/img_1781.jpg Campus Observations sites/default/files/species_photos/203.jpg sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed-1.jpg This is the hairy leaf section. sites/default/files/2020bluegroup3/unnamed.jpg These are the oval leaves on the hollow stem. We found the hollow stem of the honeysuckle.
species-adelges-tsugae-was-found-bretthuggett-2015-05-13 bretthuggett Phippsburg 2015-05-13 23:16:00 Hemlock wooly adelgid Adelges tsugae I think I found it Invasive sites/default/files/moss_boss/screen_shot_2015-05-21_at_8.50.28_pm.png sites/default/files/bretthuggett/150514_north_woods_bmmca_0030.jpg Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area sites/default/files/species_photos/214.jpg sites/default/files/bretthuggett/dsc_5883_0.jpg Woolly adelgid ovisacs on several branches.
species-tsuga-canadensis-was-found-44bl11h-2015-05-05 44bl11h Lyman, Maine 2015-05-05 23:07:00 Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis I think I found it Native sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_17.jpg sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_18.jpg Residential Lyman Home sites/default/files/species_photos/703.jpg sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_19.jpg In this first piece of photo evidence,you can clearly see the "racing stripes" pattern, usually and uniquely found on Eastern Hemlock branches and stems. There are no cones starting to sprout from this branch, but further examination of the remainder of the tree conclude it bears cones. Also, as a definitive sign that this tree is infact a Eastern Hemlock, the leaflets/needles are connected to their branches by small stems that can be seen by closely looking at the photo. It is said that one way that Eastern Hemlock is easily identified is by these stems, and because of that, "hems have stems" is a good way to remember this crucial fact. sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_25.jpg This next piece of evidence gives a very reasonablely sized comparison of the stem to day to day measurements. The stem/leaf is exactly 1/2 inch long, and, according to the extremely thorough "Forest Trees of Maine" field guide book, and my preliminary knowledge of the species, that is a perfect fit for the needle/leaf size that would belong to an Eastern Hemlock tree. sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_26.jpg As a third an final piece of evidence supporting my claim that this tree is in fact an Eastern Hemlock, here is a picture of the tree's bark. The reason I strongly believe this bark photo supports my claim is that the bark had jagged, diamond-shaped edges, usual shape of the average Eastern Hemlock. Also, the bark upon touch is very dry, and when held is very lightweight. On May 5, 2015, I went to a nearby home in search of trees that could harbor invasive insects. With the owner's permission, I studied an area of their land with several species of trees that are on the "most wanted" list in terms of being endangered by invasive insects. The reason why I spent my time looking for invasive insects in trees is because of the very informative Massabesic Middle School forum, that told the citizens of their towns to look for what I have found today. It is important to me because, since this house neighbors my own, and it has like trees, it could be a "patient zero", if you will, of these tree killing insects.
species-adelges-tsugae-was-not-found-44bl11h-2015-05-05 44bl11h Lyman, Maine 2015-05-05 23:07:00 Hemlock wooly adelgid Adelges tsugae I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_17.jpg sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_27.jpg Residential Lyman Home sites/default/files/species_photos/214.jpg sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_28.jpg This evidence is enough to support my claim that there is no HWD on the tree. The bark of the tree shows no discoloration, damage, and anything else to suggest it is under attack. So far, this tree seems to be perfectly healthy. sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_29.jpg This picture depicts a collected branch of the (allegid) Eastern Hemlock. As you can obviously see, their are no white masses forming near, on, or around any part of the branch. Due to this evidence, I do believe this tree has not been invaded by HWD. sites/default/files/44bl11h/image_30.jpg Just as an example of the tree looking perfectly healthy, and as an example that there is no Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on it, I show you a broad picture of the general underside of a Eastern Hemlock branch. On May 5, 2015, I went to a nearby home in search of trees that could harbor invasive insects. With the owner's permission, I studied an area of their land with several species of trees that are on the "most wanted" list in terms of being endangered by invasive insects. The reason why I spent my time looking for invasive insects in trees is because of the very informative Massabesic Middle School forum, that told the citizens of their towns to look for what I have found today. It is important to me because, since this house neighbors my own, and it has like trees, it could be a "patient zero", if you will, of these tree killing insects.
species-rana-sylvatica-was-found-group-1-2015-05-05 Group 1 Cherryfield 2015-05-05 12:42:00 Wood frog Rana sylvatica I think I found it Native sites/default/files/group_1/20150505_091156.jpg sites/default/files/group_1/screen_shot_2015-05-06_at_11.21.51_am.png EdGE Vernal Pool sites/default/files/species_photos/rana_sylvatica_full.jpg sites/default/files/group_1/20150505_090248_1.jpg I believe that we found our wood from because he looked just like the photo we were given. Sadly, with male wood frogs, where they are such dark skinned you're unable to see their "bandit eyes". sites/default/files/group_1/20150505_091356.jpg Eureka! We found a small little area of the water FULL of egg masses! Hundreds of eggs just in a handful. sites/default/files/group_1/20150505_090334.jpg As you can see this wood frog fits the measurements that the information suggests. If you were to stretch out this frog, i believe he would be at least six or seven inches long! On Thursday May 5th, the Narraguagus High School Human Ecology students took a fuel trip to a vernal pool located behind the Ed Greeves center in Cherryfield, off on a trail on Route 1. At around 8:30am the students were on the trail, a couple feet away, the frogs could be heard. While searching through out the forest in and around the vernal pool, we had poor luck finding the wood frog. We were lucky enough to find just one male wood frog because they could hear us coming towards them, so they hid. The frog was two inches from to the tip of the nose to the tail, but I am sure that if the frog was stretched out it would be a good six inches. Maybe next time we will have more luck finding more wood frogs next time.
species-eubranchipus-spp-was-not-found-group-3-2015-05-05 Group 3 Cherryfield 2015-05-05 12:42:00 Fairy shrimp Eubranchipus spp. I think I did not find it Native sites/default/files/group_3/11270105_1068669999828850_1511219153_n_0.jpg sites/default/files/group_3/11292840_1068670046495512_1181028577_n.jpg EdGE Vernal Pool sites/default/files/species_photos/fairy_shrimp_sppref_web.jpg sites/default/files/group_3/11297832_1068676636494853_911275808_n.jpg We only found wood frog masses. sites/default/files/group_3/11297769_1068670106495506_1689844388_n.jpg We also found salamanders and their egg masses. sites/default/files/group_3/11270105_1068669999828850_1511219153_n.jpg The bottom of the vernal pool was dark and was covered with dark leaves. It was hard to see the bottom of the pool. As we approached the site, we heard wood frogs that sounded like ducks and cars in the distance. When we came closer, the noise from our footsteps made the frogs silent. Although we were not a threat to the environment when we arrived at the vernal pool, it seemed like everything had suddenly stopped moving. It became quiet, and we seemed to be unable to find any of the frogs we heard before. The vernal pool was dark and murky. Our group hunted the vernal pool for any signs of fairy shrimp but we came up empty handed. We did find mosquito larva, salamander eggs, and frog eggs though.
species-tsuga-canadensis-was-found-is64h57-2015-05-04 Is64h57 Waterboro 2015-05-04 15:08:00 Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis I think I found it Native sites/default/files/is64h57/image.jpg sites/default/files/is64h57/image_3.jpg My house sites/default/files/species_photos/703.jpg sites/default/files/is64h57/image_4.jpg One reason I think I found Hemlock is because it has dark green needles. sites/default/files/is64h57/image_5.jpg Another reason I think I found Hemlock is because there are white stripes on the bottom of the needles. Also, "Hems have stems," and you can see the stems in this picture. sites/default/files/is64h57/image_6.jpg The final reason I think I found Hemlock is beacause of the small egg shaped cones on the tree. We found a hemlock tree in my back yard at around 7PM on May third 2015. Luckily we did not find any hemlock wooly adelgid.
species-adelges-tsugae-was-not-found-is64h57-2015-05-04 Is64h57 Waterboro 2015-05-04 15:08:00 Hemlock wooly adelgid Adelges tsugae I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/is64h57/image.jpg sites/default/files/is64h57/image_7.jpg My house sites/default/files/species_photos/214.jpg sites/default/files/is64h57/image_8.jpg There was no white anywhere in the tree. sites/default/files/is64h57/image_9.jpg The tree looked very healthy. We found a hemlock tree in my back yard at around 7PM on May third 2015. Luckily we did not find any hemlock wooly adelgid.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-mrspovak-2015-05-03 MrsPovak Sebec 2015-05-03 14:54:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150503_115541.jpg sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150503_115509.jpg My house sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150503_115319.jpg The creature we found was about 9 inches long with a rounded nose, short legs and toes and a dark gray almost black body with yellow dots running down the sides. These features are all identifying features of a Spotted Salamander. Previously we have found an Eastern Newt eft in this same area and this guy looked very different from the eft. sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150503_115346.jpg Spotted Salamanders have a gray belly and the creature we found has a gray belly as well. The eft we found last year (and we've seen more this year as well) all have a bright orange belly, so we knew this was not an eft and instead was a salamander. sites/default/files/mrspovak/20150503_115333.jpg Spotted salamanders have rounded noses and broad head, the salamander we found fits this definition. His eyes are also different from the eft we found previously - the eft had eyes with a defined pupil while the salamander we found has very round eyes that are very dark and protrude from the head a bit. Their skin is also very moist and sticky looking - while the efts we have been finding have very dry skin. We began doing our spring clean up today, as we were outside the kids were all climbing trees when we heard one of the girls yelling that she couldn't get down "because there was a big yellow spotted snake". I'm not afraid of snakes so I went over to move it for her. I was surprised to see that it was not a snake at the bottom of a tree but one of the largest yellow spotted salamanders I've ever seen.
species-carcinus-maenas-was-not-found-muddy-2015-04-24 muddy Woolwich 2015-04-24 15:35:00 Green crab Carcinus maenas I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/moss_boss/img_10751.jpg sites/default/files/muddy/img_10741.jpg Dewick Farm sites/default/files/species_photos/107.jpg sites/default/files/moss_boss/img_10731.jpg We did not find any species of crab.
species-carcinus-maenas-was-not-found-lucyh-2015-04-24 LucyH Woolwich, ME 2015-04-24 14:37:00 Green crab Carcinus maenas I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/lucyh/image.jpg sites/default/files/lucyh/image_1.jpg DeWick Farm sites/default/files/species_photos/107.jpg sites/default/files/lucyh/image_0.jpg Thorough physical investigation by sorting through rock weed. Found amphripods but no crabs.
species-tsuga-canadensis-was-found-christinev-2015-04-24 christinev Woolwich 2015-04-24 14:00:00 Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis I think I found it Native sites/default/files/christinev/img_1414.jpg sites/default/files/christinev/img_1414_0.jpg Dewick Farm sites/default/files/species_photos/703.jpg sites/default/files/christinev/img_1411.jpg You can see that there are 2 white racing stripes and a peg stem attaching it to the branch. These are some of the ways that I can tell this is eastern hemlock.
species-carcinus-maenas-was-not-found-steweast1-2015-04-24 Steweast1 Woolwich 2015-04-24 13:40:00 Green crab Carcinus maenas I think I did not find it Invasive sites/default/files/steweast1/img_0674.jpg sites/default/files/steweast1/img_0677.jpg LoKeennebec Estuary sites/default/files/species_photos/107.jpg sites/default/files/steweast1/img_0677_0.jpg No crabs of any kind were found sites/default/files/steweast1/img_0674_0.jpg We did not find the invasive species
species-rana-sylvatica-was-found-4gblueteam-2015-04-13 4GBlueTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Wood frog Rana sylvatica I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4gblueteam/img_1353_0.jpg sites/default/files/4gblueteam/img_1354_1.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/rana_sylvatica_full.jpg sites/default/files/4gblueteam/img_1355_0.jpg Wood Frog tadpoles are small, black and abundant little creatures. This what we think we found. I see lots of tall grass. I smell pine trees. I here chirps. I see tall trees. I see a small pond. I smell wet wood. I smell yucky water.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4dlblueteam-2015-04-13 4dlBlueTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4dlblueteam/img_1389.jpg sites/default/files/4dlblueteam/img_1384.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4dlblueteam/img_1409.jpg It has a outer coat of green jelly surrounding it.We know that because of the Id card. I smell wet moss and hear wood frogs and birds. I see egg masses.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4dlgreenteam-2015-04-13 4dlGreenTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4dlgreenteam/img_1349.jpg sites/default/files/4dlgreenteam/img_1298.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4dlgreenteam/img_1218.jpg it has a thick coating of clear jelly sites/default/files/4dlgreenteam/img_1215.jpg 10 to 100 eggs in a mass jelly has little black eggs in the middle of the jelly I hear and see wood frogs. I hear wind,leaves crunching, and birds. I see salamander egg masses.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4plyellowteam-2015-04-13 4PLYellowTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4plyellowteam/img_1184.jpg sites/default/files/gmri/img_1299_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4plyellowteam/img_1197.jpg I know that this is a spotted salamander eggs because there are 10 to 100 eggs in the mass. It also has a thick outer coating of jelly. Finally, the eggs were very small and dark. Many bugs on the water, turkeys in the distance. I hear chirping birds, and I see cattail plants. Even though the egg sacks are hard to see there are a ton of them.
species-rana-clamitans-was-found-4plgreenteam-2015-04-13 4PLGreenTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Green frog Rana clamitans I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4plgreenteam/img_1290.jpg sites/default/files/gmri/img_1299.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/green_frog.jpg sites/default/files/4plgreenteam/img_1283.jpg The Green Frog's face was a light green, unlike the rest of his body that was a darker green. sites/default/files/4plgreenteam/img_1280.jpg The Green Frog has a rounded snout. Also the Green Frog has a bright green skin on side of it's head. sites/default/files/4plgreenteam/img_1287.jpg A female lays 1,000 - 4,000 eggs on the water surfaces. It takes two - three months.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4plblueteam-2015-04-13 4PLBlueTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4plblueteam/img_1170.jpg sites/default/files/4plblueteam/img_1301_3.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4plblueteam/img_1294_0.jpg thick outer coding of jelly sites/default/files/4plblueteam/img_1297.jpg 10 to 100 eggs in each mass sites/default/files/4plblueteam/img_1299_0.jpg Each female may lay 1 to 3 egg masses I hear a bird in the trees. Where were all the animals? I also saw a little wood frog. The vernal pool was filled with egg sack. There were different kinds of species like Wood frogs and Salamander eggs.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4plredteam-2015-04-13 4PLRedTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4plredteam/img_1101_0.jpg sites/default/files/4plredteam/img_1109.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4plredteam/img_1105_0.jpg We think we found a spotted salamander because we found It's eggs and we looked it up on the ID card. sites/default/files/4plredteam/img_1110.jpg we know we found the spotted salamander because on the salamander eggs on the ID card, All of the eggs are covered in a jelly-like coating. sites/default/files/4plredteam/img_1111_0.jpg we know that we found the salamander eggs because on the ID card it said that the eggs turn green,and our eggs turned green. i can hear turkeys I saw a salamander egg mass which has a jelly coating. I am happy because I can see wonderful things! I hear birds, turkeys, water, weeds and there are even cranberryies in the water I am surprised that we didn't see that much frogs!
species-rana-catesbeiana-was-found-34bgreenteam-2015-04-13 34bGreenTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Bull frog Rana catesbeiana I think I found it Native sites/default/files/34bgreenteam/img_1419.jpg sites/default/files/34bgreenteam/img_1346_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/bullfrog.jpg sites/default/files/34bgreenteam/img_1398.jpg We think we found it because of the colors.It was green and brown. sites/default/files/34bgreenteam/img_1397.jpg this frog has an olive looking green back and sides blotched with brownish markings. The snake we found was in the back of the school by the vernal pool
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-34bblueteam-2015-04-13 34bBlueTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/34bblueteam/img_1193.jpg sites/default/files/34bblueteam/img_1203_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/34bblueteam/img_1193_1.jpg This is a wide shot of the vernal pool sites/default/files/34bblueteam/img_1197.jpg We think these are wood frog tadpoles because they are in shallow water and are small, dark and numerous. there was a lot of wind blowing, there were peepers and birds, the vernal pool had dried up a Tad.
species-rana-clamitans-was-found-34byellowteam-2015-04-13 34bYellowTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Green frog Rana clamitans I think I found it Native sites/default/files/34byellowteam/img_1101.jpg sites/default/files/34byellowteam/img_1324_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/green_frog.jpg sites/default/files/34byellowteam/img_1308_1.jpg In this photo this green frog has a light yellow throat. sites/default/files/34byellowteam/img_1310_1.jpg In this photo this green frog has the disk under its eye called a tympanum. I see little ripples in the water, and birds flying from tree to tree. I watch frogs swim away from us, I hear peepers an whisper voices of my friends.
species-pseudacris-crucifer-was-found-34bredteam-2015-04-13 34bRedTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spring peeper Pseudacris crucifer I think I found it Native sites/default/files/34bredteam/img_1331.jpg sites/default/files/34bredteam/img_1331_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spring_peeper.jpg sites/default/files/34bredteam/img_1214_0.jpg females can be yellow and have darker throats sites/default/files/34bredteam/img_1216.jpg peepers have dark crosses on their backs i see frogs, frog eggs, caddisflies, salamanders and a snake. I hear birds chirping and peepers peeping.
species-rana-sylvatica-was-found-4gyellowteam-2015-04-13 4GYellowTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Wood frog Rana sylvatica I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4gyellowteam/img_1184.jpg sites/default/files/4gyellowteam/img_1263.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/rana_sylvatica_full.jpg sites/default/files/4gyellowteam/img_1174.jpg We know that it's a wood frog because it has a dark robbers mask under it's eye. it also has a raised line. sites/default/files/4gyellowteam/img_1275.jpg We think these are wood frog tadpoles because they are small, black and a number of them. It is cold and the water is hidden with plants and very bubbly green eggs. I am surprised we did not find any frogs or movement today. I see ripples in the water. I am happy because i am in the woods.
species-ambystoma-maculatum-was-found-4ggreenteam-2015-04-13 4GGreenTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4ggreenteam/img_1345.jpg sites/default/files/4ggreenteam/img_1349.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/spotted_body.jpg sites/default/files/4ggreenteam/img_1336.jpg We know it's a salamander egg mass because it has a thick layer of green jelly and a little algae. sites/default/files/4ggreenteam/img_1334.jpg this eggs mass has about 10 to 100 eggs. sites/default/files/4ggreenteam/img_1115.jpg i think it is a salamander egg mass because salamanders have little eggs and i think that 2 hours between 1 hour when they are born they will start developing out of there mass. we drew a picture of our backyard at wells elementary school.
species-rana-clamitans-was-found-4gredteam-2015-04-13-0 4GRedTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Green frog Rana clamitans I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4gredteam/img_1255.jpg sites/default/files/4gredteam/img_1256_0.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/green_frog.jpg sites/default/files/4gredteam/img_1078_0.jpg The poor frog lost an eye but he can still see! We think it's a green frog because it has a brown back like the picture above. The back legs of the frog sites/default/files/4gredteam/img_1231.jpg The egg mass is green, bubbly, and circular. You can see the baby tadpoles in the eggs. We think it's a green frog egg mass because it has an outer coating of jelly. sites/default/files/4gredteam/img_1270.jpg Green frog tadpoles are usually green with small black dots and often have yellow bellies. Ours doesn't. We might see frogs and tadpoles. I see bubbles on the top of the water. I hear birds chirping and I smell wood. The frogs keep safe by blending into the old leaves in the water.
species-rana-clamitans-was-found-4dlredteam-2015-04-13 4dlRedTeam Wells Maine 2015-04-13 20:24:00 Green frog Rana clamitans I think I found it Native sites/default/files/4dlredteam/img_1262.jpg sites/default/files/4dlredteam/img_1330.jpg WES Vernal Pool 2015 sites/default/files/species_photos/green_frog.jpg sites/default/files/4dlredteam/img_1263.jpg The green frog is green And we found it in a vernal pool in Maine. It was in between 3 to 5 inches. sites/default/files/4dlredteam/img_1279.jpg The frog has webbed feet and random black spots on its body. We heard the bird chirping, and smell the water. I love being outside in the woods. I see the ripples of the water.