Forestry B/C

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby waywardwind12 » May 20th, 2013, 5:43 pm

At Wright State, I got a sample of an Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven), and I was thrilled. I'm a bit of a forestry nerd, since it's my dream career :D If anyone else went on the nature tour,you should have said hi to me :) I was the Asian girl from Gelinas with long, dark hair. I got a few really nice specimens of different trees, but then my forestry partner murdered them (or something). I asked him to hold onto them over night. I assumed he knew to press them or at leat keep them moist so they wouldn't wilt, but they were 100% dead the next morning... Oh well :|
Oh wow my partner and I did the exact same with the leaf collection and pressing! XD. Where'd you find the Ailanthus? I just want to find out just how much they smell :P By any chance did you go around the creek? We went there and saw so many different trees including my favorite eastern oak, the chinkapin!
@Fuel Thanks so much! I am so honored to have won and I hope I'll get to be one of the testwriters next time the event comes around :D Also, I think the tree you're talking about is the sassafras? They gave an unlobed leaf and it was kind of oblovate
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby silverheart7 » May 20th, 2013, 6:04 pm

@wayward Congratulations! It was near the entrance to the nature preserve/trail. A pretty high branch, I wouldn't have seen/gotten it if the tour guide didn't point it out and my partner wasn't taller than I was. It is sort of a subtle penut butter smell, but it's definetely detectable. I was so excited to see an actual sample, that I was disappointed when a) my partner murdered it and b) it wasn't on the test :(
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby FueL » May 20th, 2013, 6:09 pm

@Fuel Thanks so much! I am so honored to have won and I hope I'll get to be one of the testwriters next time the event comes around :D Also, I think the tree you're talking about is the sassafras? They gave an unlobed leaf and it was kind of oblovate
ohh, that makes a lot of sense. just out of curiosity, not that it matters, what field guides did you guys use?

haha my partner and I went to the botanical gardens in NYC and might have taken a couple samples from there ;) we stored a lot of them in our sibley for the day and now the pages have a nice tree smell to them.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby zerasaw » May 20th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Yeah, I really hate when people disrespect your specimens. I have a whole book (a photo album) full of smallish leaves, and one day my brother tried to take it. I made sure that he learned his lesson.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby waywardwind12 » May 21st, 2013, 3:36 pm

@Fuel I used Sibley and National Wildlife Federation, both excellent guides
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby caseyotis » May 21st, 2013, 4:17 pm

@Fuel I used Sibley and National Wildlife Federation, both excellent guides
Don't leave out the Audubon guide! Of the three, it's really just personal preference.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Barker » June 2nd, 2013, 9:17 pm

For anyone who will be missing Forestry next year, I would highly reccomend reading "The Wild Trees" by Richard Preston, it is really cool and trey
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby Wanttoget1st » July 14th, 2013, 7:53 pm

If anyone is still on this...I couldn't find an entomology forum, so I'll just post my question here:

Do we have to know every single species from each of of the 29 insect orders?? (i.e. protura, collembola, diptura,---of course, those are orders--- etc.) :?:

Thanks if anyone can answer!!

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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby silverheart7 » July 14th, 2013, 8:06 pm

Most likely, there will be an official list of the insects we need to study... With that said, I wasn't around for the last rotation, so I wouldn't know.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby caseyotis » July 15th, 2013, 4:10 am

If anyone is still on this...I couldn't find an entomology forum, so I'll just post my question here:

Do we have to know every single species from each of of the 29 insect orders?? (i.e. protura, collembola, diptura,---of course, those are orders--- etc.) :?:

Thanks if anyone can answer!!
Bwahahaha, species? Hell no. Genera, maybe. That's just my guess, though. There are way too many species to do in an event. xD
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