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Ecology Journal. Gardiner’s Park, Bay Shore Spring 2010. Map:. Beach on Great South Bay. Pond Area. Chaperones. Denise Pete Kami Donna Rose* Dave* Me. Student Assistants. Cassie –photos (Can attend trip) Brendan-YSI Rachel- Testing kits (bay buddies). Field Studies.

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ecology journal

Ecology Journal

Gardiner’s Park, Bay Shore

Spring 2010

slide3
Map:

Beach on Great South Bay

Pond Area

chaperones
Chaperones

Denise

Pete

Kami

Donna

Rose*

Dave*

Me

student assistants
Student Assistants

Cassie –photos (Can attend trip)

Brendan-YSI

Rachel- Testing kits (bay buddies)

field studies
Field Studies

Water Quality/ Marine Life

Soil quality

Rock Identification/Geology

Biodiversity/Botanicals Study(tree id)

Bird Studies

Identifying Invasive species (fall-removal)

Identifying Succession

projects
Projects

Dichotomous Key

Scavenger Hunt

Making a more detailed map of Gardiner’s Park (seasonal)

Photo Journaling

Ecology Journaling (May 21st)

Poetry and Journalistic Writing

Data Collection/graphing/analyzing

Presentations in Little Theater/Brookhaven

every group gets
Every Group Gets

Clip Board

Pencil

Map

Data Table with Instructions

Group List – Designated Assignments

Specific Equipment

groups so far
Groups So Far
  • Water Quality
  • Biodiversity/wildlife/botanical
  • Soil Sampling/Botanical Exploration
  • Rock Identification/Geology
  • Invasive species Identification
1 materials for water quality
1. Materials for Water Quality

Waders (mine too)

Seining Nets

Sampling Cups and Buckets

YSI-D.O., Salinity and Chlorophyll a

Secci Disk

LaMotte Testing Kits

Salinity Meters

other parameters
Other Parameters
  • Ammonia-Nitrogen
  • Sulfur
  • Turbidity
materials for biodiversity
Materials for Biodiversity

Worksheet for Identification and Collections

Reference Guides

Cameras (Students supply)

Binoculars (can I get 10?)

Insect net

(Going to submit to NY Natural Heritage)

materials for soil sampling
Materials for Soil Sampling

Rain Water Collectors

Sampling Cups

Shovels (I have 2 already)

Coffee Cans (group a)

2 Liter soda bottle (group b)

200 mL Beaker (Group c)

Hydrogen peroxide and sampling cup (group d)

4 Tablets in Soil Sampling Kit (group e)

students will record research
Students will Record/ Research
  • Soil Temperature (Team A-E)
  • Organic Matter (A)
  • Porosity (B)
  • Infiltration Rate (C)
  • ***IN fall- Berless Funnel (looking for life)
  • Percolation (D)
  • Fertility -Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Potash (Potassium) pH(E)
  • Porosity
invasive species
Invasive Species

Shovel

Buckets

Cameras

Guides

biodiversity on li
Biodiversity on LI

Maybe 20,000-25,000 insects alone

Maritime grasslands and shrubslands

Vast pine barrens

Associated coastal plain ponds

Coastal dunes

Ocean beaches

rare plants and animals
Rare Plants and Animals

Barn Owl

Perigine Falcone

Easterm Mud Turtle

Tiger Salamander

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Fire Weed
  • Scarlet bluet
new york critically imperiled birds breeds only on long island
New York Critically Imperiled BirdsBreeds only on Long Island

Black Salamander

Chuck Wills Widow

Gull Billied Tern

Laughing Gull

Least Tern

Seaside Sparrow

Snowy Egret

Roseate Tern

Tri-colored Heron

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

ny state critically imperiled
NY State Critically Imperiled
  • Piping Plover
    • Rare worldwide
    • All but 1 breeding sites in the work are on Long Island
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Trees

Wildfowers

Birds

Mammals

Turtles

Snakes

Frogs

Fish

Insects

humans

invasive species1
Invasive species

Clog waterways, damage crops, upset stability of ecosystem

People, boats, cars

invasive species2
Invasive Species
  • Examples:
    • Russian Olive
    • Mugwart
    • Bittersweet
    • Mayflower
cormorant
Cormorant
  • No oil glands to keep their feathers dry while in the water.

Red-winged Blackbird

One of the 1st species to migrate back, sometime by February.

bullfrog
Bullfrog

Bullfrog such as this Caleb Smith Park in smithtown are common on LI

The largets frogs in N America

4-8 inches

Tadpols emerge in late summer or early fall and take two or three years to be adults

eastern tiger salamander
Eastern Tiger Salamander
  • Racoons
  • Common in neighborhoods
  • Nocturnal animals
  • Looks at night

Can grow to one foot in length

Largest

downy woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
  • Red Fox
  • Neghborhoods

Shy birds

Lawns ,grasses, trees

canada geese
Canada Geese
  • Stripped Skunk
  • Within the last 10 year, began living on Long Island

Once a visitor now year round

merlin
Merlin
  • Eastern Box Turtle
  • Found in woodlands
  • Bury themselves in the dirt to survive winters

Fire Island

Fast, catches brids mid-flight

red tailed hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
  • Wing span of 4 ft
harbor seals
Harbor Seals
  • Off the rocks of Montauk

Red Bat

Use eaves of suburban homes for shelter

And to hunt for food at night.

Eat up to 1,000 misquito in 1 hour

insects
Insects
  • Ladybug
  • Dragonflies
  • Fleas
resources invasive alien species
Resources Invasive Alien Species
  • www.invasivespecies.gov
  • www.issg.org
  • www.nsp.gov/plants/alien
  • http://tncweeds.ucdavus.edu
  • www.invasive.org
  • http://www.plantwiserestoration.com/
resource
Resource
  • Xwww.nybioscape.org
  • Xwww.nysm.nyed.gov
  • Xwww.newsday.com/other/special.naturalword
  • www.dec.state.ny.uswebsite/dfwmr/heritage
  • www.keepingtracking.org
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OSSP
  • Goal: To have a few students present out findings at the OSSP dinner and celebration this June.
misc ideas
Misc Ideas
  • Extra credit to anyone who asks a question about identity and it is not known. That student may take a picture and later look it up and reference the pic and get 5-10 bonus points on Ecology Journal #4
  • A night walk with students who can make it.