Native SpeciesSugar maple

Acer saccharum
FOUND by LordVoldemort
2017-06-06
Old Town, ME
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by kmwbailey
Peer reviewed by kmwbailey
Field Notes
There wasn't a lot of plants but a lot of dead leaves and twigs. Our site was the edge of a small patch of forested area and field-like space by our school.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The veins in the leaves we found match the veins on the leaves of the sugar maple, so well they were almost completely identical.(almost feathered).
Photo of my evidence.
Most of the photos of the sugar maple leaves depict that they are all different sizes and shapes. We found the same on our plant. This leaf has a lack of teeth along the leaf margin. Sugar maple leaves have smooth, U-shaped margins between points. The leaves should also be round at the base.
Photo of my evidence.
We also found that there are exactly 5 points on our plant, exactly like Sugar Maple leaves.They have the same pattern on the edges as well.There are 5 lobes with smaller points lining each one. The leaves also grow perpendicular on their twigs
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Acer saccharum
Common name:
Sugar maple
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Vegetative structures (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Map this species
Latitude: 
N 44.931053 °
Longitude: 
W -68.655485 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Leonard Middle School Biodiversity
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-06-06 09:30
Town or city: 
Old Town, ME
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Penobscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Construction
school buildings
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Moist

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