Native SpeciesYellow birch

Betula allegheniensis
FOUND by 65AL56H
2016-04-25
Bridgton
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Field Notes
We were hiking Mount Pleasant, and I noticed a Yellow Birch. This was the first time I had seen one in real life, so I decided to take pictures. There were lots of Yellow Birches up there too. A six mile hike!
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bark is golden and it can peel off. That shows that it's a birch. Birches are white, but Yellow Birches are yellow, or golden.
Photo of my evidence.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Betula allegheniensis
Common name:
Yellow birch
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.048101 °
Longitude: 
W -70.826636 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Yellow Birch
Trip date: 
Mon, 2016-04-25 08:45
Town or city: 
Bridgton
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Upper Androscoggin

Comments

Now, that's a new view of the trunk and bark. A first for me. Beautiful bark, no? My favorite tree. So glad you like it too

Once you see it for the first to you get to notice it in your surroundings, I thought it was a very rare tree, but now I see it a lot more

No frogs in the middle of the day. Thanks! I have heard peepers at my house though!

It was an exciting hike! We climbed to the top too. Yellow Birches are nice trees.

Great to see more observations from you, 65AL56H! I too love birches and Pleasant Mountain. Did you hear any frog in the vernal pools along your hike? What a great time of year to get out hiking. Keep up the good work.