Site 1: 34.284, -119.211
SIte 2 34.480, -119.222
Site 1 is my home
Site 2 is Los padres national forest
Site 1: flat and just common plants in my backyard
Site 2: Hilly with mixed chaparral
At site 2, the first thing I noticed on my hike in the morning was the sound of frogs. There was a stream nearby that I didn’t notice until the sound coming from the frogs. It sounded like there was a dozen of them down in the canyon, this could have been a sign for mating. The next thing I noticed was a garden snake on the trail. Luckily it wasn’t a rattle but the temperature hasn’t been that warm for them to be out about frequently. The next thing I noticed was the blooming of all the plants and rebirth of them after the Thomas Fire in 2017.
At site 1, I looked around my front and backyard and found some planet with leaves.
This had plant contained a thick blue-green foliage. The leaf edges contained a slight smooth feeling to them with an ovate shape.The feeling is quite strange with a cold and muggy feeling.
The shape of this plants leaves had an ovate shape and leaves that have somewhat of a smooth and rugged feeling and leaf edges that displayed undulate.
The leaves of this plant had leaf edges that were ciliate. The leaves were shaped as linear and had a venation that were longitudinal.
At site 1, I forgot about this assignment and would have looked harder for the signs of spring. But I could only just think back at the major things I saw on the hike. Granted it was still a great experience to hike 22 miles and have it take up most of the day. Even though I didn’t have have this assignment in the back of mind during the hike, I was still able to peacefully observer my surroundings the whole way. Some pictures of that are below.