Acer rubrumFOUND by RedMapleA
Quality checked by Ms. Soloff
Peer reviewed by WhitePineA
It was November 29th, 2016. We were happy that we didn't have to sit in the classroom all day. We were heading outside to search for a certain plant as a class project. We were separated into groups of two, each group was assigned a different type of plant to look for. Our group was assigned the red maple. It was cold and wet, the air was filled with the scent of dirt and trees, the grass was covered with a deep frost, just breathing through your nose stung like a swarm of hornets. Since it was Fall all the leaves were falling off the trees which made it harder to identify the red maple. After a great amount of time and effort searching we finally found the red maple. Finding the red maple was a great achievement for us because at first we didn't have a great amount of confidents in ourselves, but in the end we still found what we were looking for.
We are convinced that we found the red maple because that the leaf arrangement is opposite. (meaning the leaves are equal to each other.) Also that the leaf type is simple with little teeth on the sides and it's leaf shape is palmate.
The area that we found the red maple is located in a eastern developed area by a power line road. The red maple was surrounded by larger trees at the edge of the power line road.
N 44.022353 °
W -70.965019 °
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
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