Presentation on theme: "The ecosystem around Plymouth.. Bronson and Devin Rattlesnake Mountain, Rumney NH Rattlesnake Mountain was a long and tiring hike. The hike was exciting."— Presentation transcript:
Bronson and Devin Rattlesnake Mountain, Rumney NH Rattlesnake Mountain was a long and tiring hike. The hike was exciting. There was a mud whole in which we took the temperature and the pH of the mud hole. The pH was 4, and the temp was 80 degrees F. We saw a hawk rising on air currents. We could also see the baker river. The hike back down was a little difficult. It was steep and you had to hold on to the trees and stuff. Biotic: dogs, grass, trees: birch, oak, and hemlock, witch hazel, hawk, and last but not least…Humans! Abiotic: sun, air, water, rocks, dirt, and mud.
Ponds: a pond is a body of water. A pond is a great place for animals and insects to live. There is a lot of space and near the shore there is a lot of weeds for breeding and protection. The difference between a man made pond and a natural pond is that man made ponds are made by people. The people dig a hole and they fill it with water by putting a dam in. A natural pond is made by nature itself. For example we saw a beaver pond. We visited fox park pond and two beaver ponds. The pH was 4 or 5 at fox park pond and at Walter Newton the pH was 5 and the temp was 78degrees F.
Streams: a stream is a small river in which small animals live in. They are important because they provide a water source for animals and humans. We visited glove hollow brook and rainbow falls. We saw small fish, crayfish, and dragon fly larva. The pH for Rainbow Falls and Glove Hollow was 5 and the temp was 64 degrees F.
Wetlands: wetlands are habitats that are half land and water in which animals live. We saw crayfish, cat fish, and small silver fish. They are important because it provided habitat to animals. Pollution will affect the wetlands because the fish would be poisoned effecting the food chain. The pH of Walter Newton was 5 and the temp was 78degrees F. The Moats pH 5.5/6 and the temp was 79-81.
Livermore falls and the Garter snake at the Pemi. A river is a large channel of water that flows throw land and empties into a body of water. The difference between a river and a stream is that streams are smaller than rivers and rivers provide more habitat for animals. Rivers are important because it provides a water source. Rivers are important to civilizations because they provide water for the people of the civilization. We visited the Baker and the Pemi river. Some organisms that live there are fish and crayfish. The Baker’s pH was 5 and the Pemi’s pH was 5. The temp. was 80degreesF for the Pemi and the Baker’s temp was 78 degreesF.
The Timber Rattlesnake (Cortalus horridus) is very rare snake in New Hampshire. This snake is commonly confused with the milk snake, black racer, garter snake, and the northern water snake. This snake’s habitat is rocky, south-facing hills in woodland with spots of sunshine, rocky ledges/ outcrops on the hilltop bath in the sun. This animal is very shy. The timber’s venom is used to immobilize its prey, so it makes a poor self-defense. The mating of this snake usually starts in the summer or fall. They have litters of up to 6 or 10. This occurs from near the middle of August through most of September. The female usually gives birth every two to three years. This snake has a broad triangular shaped-head, vertical pupils like all snakes, and like all rattlers have heat sensitive pits. The Timber’s color varies from gray, yellow, brown, dark brown, or black, with a dark colored v-shaped cross band across its back. This snake eats warm-blooded prey, like-chipmunks, mice, rabbits, squirrels, shrews, moles, birds, and weasels. This is a picture of the infamous Timber Rattlesnake, which is the only snake in New Hampshire that has a rattle.
This picture shows how plants and animals can live around humans.