Invasive SpeciesBurning bush

Euonymus alatus
FOUND by AD 72
Bar Harbor
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by A teacher at the Conners Emerson School
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
Burning Bush We felt awesome about going out side because the teacher actually let us go by our selves and we got to move around instead of sitting in a class room for an hour. We saw burning bush fruit.. we smelt a light scent of the fruit growing on the tree. we were surprised that it was invasive because there was only one of them. We were also surprise about the bright color it had. What does it affect? What doe’s it help? Depending on these answers should we cut it down, should we move it, or should we just leave it there. we didn’t really have any problems with the bush.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This picture has a includes one of the fruits that grow off of the bush.
Photo of my evidence.
This is a picture of the leaves.
Photo of my evidence.
This is a picture of the roots.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Euonymus alatus
Common name:
Burning bush
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.387234 °
W -68.215684 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Conners Emerson School
Trip date: 
Thu, 2010-10-14 10:02
Town or city: 
Bar Harbor
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Eastern Coastal


we are doing a project and i am very glad to get info on your project

You did a really nice job with the pictures. They had lots of great details. However, the evidence statements could have had a little more information added to them. Great job though!

I think that you should have more details in your statements. Try to keep them clear and specific. Good job with your evidence!

Hi AD 72,

I just wanted to say that your field notes are awesome! You have lots of information and details. Great job! I really appreciated how you used used your senses as well as questions to catch my attention.

I won't mention the ruler...oops, I just did! Sorry, I couldn't help it. You definitely won't forget that next time, right? It makes a great reference point-something to refer to when looking at the plant you are focusing on. In fact, if you forgot your ruler, you could use almost anything: your hand, the GPS, a pencil, a cell phone, etc...

And, last but not least, your supporting evidence was good. I like the variety of pictures with the leaves, fruit, roots/stems. Perhaps next time, to go along with those great pictures, you could add more details about the leaves, fruit and roots/stems.

Nice job!

Everything looks great. Your information was simple and definite. Pictures were clear and easy to see what you explained.
The only thing that could of made your exploration data better is if the pictures had some kind of measurement to tell what size everything was. Also the sight photo was a little blurry.


You have great pictures. I like them because they are bright. Your field notes where also very explanatory.
Good job

Your data is great, I really liked reading about this burning bush, it interested me very well. You put your information in well, your latitude and longitude was very on. I also like your field notes, awesome questions in there, I agree getting out of the classroom is amazing. I go to Trenton and we don't get much outside time. In your photos they were very clear but if you gave us like a idea of how big it was, maybe a ruler in the picture? Other than that your photos were on and I liked them very well. I hope you guys get a good grade.

It was all good! The pictures were in really good focus, and the descriptions below were, helpful and so was all of the information, and the field notes were good as well, descriptive and helpful.

I agree that you raise some good questions. Your evidence pictures are very clear. To make them even better you could include a ruler to help the viewer get a sense of size of the leaves and fruit. A clearer site photo would help to see the location of where you found this one bush.

You asked some great questions. I am a teacher and until the Vital Signs program I was happy looking at the burning bush in my front yard. I bought it at Agway several years ago. Actually, I bought two, but one died. So, I now have ONE and since 1993 it has remained just one. Funny thing though, this year as I cleaned out the garden, I noted that there are now three Euonymus alatus_ the mother plant and two babies! Maybe it was waiting all these years to start the take over. I too am wondering what I should do.