Forestry Field Day!
We went on an amazing field trip to Hartley Nature Center. I am going to tell you a little bit about it. First, we went to a station called Tree Identification. The forester that ran it was named Rebecca. We were supposed to write about what we observed about the trees we were assigned too. There were six types of trees that small groups had to identify. Some of the trees were Sugar Maple, Trebling Aspen, Red Pine, Tamarack and Spruce. Then we walked to another station. On the way there we saw things like live and dead grasses and trees. The rest of the day went by something like that. Some of the things I learned were that if you pound a nail into a tree while it’s growing, it will never end up at the top because the bottom of the tree grows out and only the top of the tree grows up. I also learned that Sapsuckers and Wood peckers are very different. Sapsuckers suck all of the nutrients out of the tree, while Woodpeckers are only looking for the grubs inside of the tree. Before that field trip I never knew that glasses were made out of sand. Did you know that the under fur of beavers was used to make felt hats? I didn’t. Also there are three kinds of soil, sand, clay and silt. I could go on forever, but those are just I few things I learned on our great and fun field trip to Hartley Park.