The Gossman Mentorship
(about us)

    

Ornithology
Go to photographs

Ichthyology

           The Ornithology group hopes to continue their research over several years. Future projects include the reintroduction of native plant species that would attract native birds and specific species studies. To identify the different species of birds, the members have learned about the following characteristics: feeding, nesting, and mating habits. In order to best observe the birds, they head out an hour before dawn to their own assigned plots. There each member sets up his or her own viewing areas so that everyone can have several different pictures of each area. Identification of birds would begin immediately after sighting. In order to best accomplish this, the team would look for certain features: beak size, structure, beak structure, beak color, feet color, patches of color on the head or body, body size, patterns, and the presence of other birds in the area. After identifying the bird, the team member would photograph it for use in future identifications. Besides this, they have also memorized the bird alls of several birds previously sighted in the Jackson County area.  
           Because it is very difficult to photograph birds, we have included a collection of pictures not taken on the farm here.

  Top

Ornithology Photographs
Click on image for larger view

Week of November 5-7

A small nest atop a tree

Members of the Ornithology team on a morning 
        bird-watching session

A small nest atop a tree

 

Members of the Ornithology team on a morning bird-watching session

 

A feather found on the ground

Botany member waiting for the birds

Botany member on the lookout

A feather found on the ground

 

Botany member waiting for the birds

 

Botany member on the lookout

 

Botany member looking for morning birds

A feather picked up from the ground

Botany member looking for morning birds

 

A feather picked up from the ground

 

 Top

(c) Jessica Liu and Yifan Sun

Ornithology

Botany/Forestry

Geology

Miscellaneous

Contact Info

Back to treefarmproducts.com