As some of you know, Ruth Yanai, our most senior (Professor) lab member, is not the greatest at distinguishing leaves of white birch, Betula papyrifera, from yellow birch, Betula alleghaniensis. It slows things down when she has to ask a high school … Continue reading
What are these creatures we found on Yellow Birches from Jeffers Brook Forest?
We found these pretty sugar maple leavs from Jeffers Brook. Does anyone know what insect does this? –Nidaa Aljabbarin– This is from a Maple Leaf Cutter Moth. Doug Allen, an ESF professor, wrote a short article on this … Continue reading
The very last leaf litter sample, C2-4-A3, from 2016 has finally been sorted on November 5, 2017. Just in time for the 2017 leaf samples to come in later today! Nidaa Aljabbarin, Fidaa Aljabbarin, and Shahad Abdulameer were the lucky researchers … Continue reading
Did you know that our hands have a lot of sodium on them, and the leaf samples we are studying have very little? The 2016 Fall Litter Samples are being chemically analyzed, therefore we are wearing gloves when dealing with … Continue reading
The 2016 Leaf Litter is going to be handled differently from previous years. Nat, Maddy, Cindy, Melany, Gretchen, Dan, Ryan, Adam, Grace, and Maddy (again) collected litter four (4, count them) times this fall: Oct 7-9, Oct 17-18, Oct 21-23, … Continue reading