Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 520

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 535

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 542

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 578

Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 18

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1244

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1442

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/cache.php on line 431

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Dependencies in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Http in /home/huffmanc/www/milankie/wordpress/wp-includes/http.php on line 61
Femion » 2006 » October » 14

Chebucto Head

October 14th, 2006

Yesterday was the final DISP field trip of the fall, to Chebucto head. Apparently it was an Earth Sciences field trip, but we spent the entire time collecting data on species cover and diversity, so it’s a bit hard to call it that. Perhaps they just didn’t want so many freshmen trampling over fragile ecosystems and didn’t want the rest of the class to know that they were missing out on something.
Or maybe Milton loves us.
I should probably stop calling him Milton and get Prof. Graves stuck in my head. Joi calls him professor Milton, which confuses me even more.
Well, non-earth sci dispers, you sure missed out on a lot. You missed out on being able to scratch your heads as you try to tell the difference between five types of grass and the chance to accidently get one of your legs stuck thigh-high in swamp (I lucked out, unfortunately).
Seriously, it was a fun trip.

chebucto1.jpg

We’re lookin’ at some lichen (on exposed rock).
chebucto2.jpg

A long time ago, Nova Scotia was covered by ice. Then that ice melted and slid off into the atlantic ocean. As it did, it took a lot of soil as a souvenir, so there are many places where the bedrock is exposed or the soil cover isn’t very deep. Glaciers also leave little pockmarks like ice leaves pot holes, which become giant rain puddles with no drainage. We end up with environments without very many nutrients, so plants (like this pitcher plant) have to add a little meat to their diet and digest insects for the nitrogen.
chebucto3.jpg

Joi and LanaReplacement (aka Zach). I wish I knew what they were so thumb-upish about.

Posted in School | Comments Off

Another Cuddly Little Creature Post

October 14th, 2006

I saw this guy (or maybe someone in his family, or some member of a species that looks like him) under a microscope in the bio lab on Friday. I was looking at a sample of pond water, filled with plant cells and other pieces of debris, when I saw a little moving thing like a football. He moves in around shorter end forward, and wiggles. I also got to see yeast cells, seaweed cells, cells that used to be on the inside of Joi’s mouth, and group of bacteria or paramecium munching away on a dead clump of things, but nothing quite as cute as this guy.

diatom.GIF

It was the first time I’ve seen moving creatures under a microscope.

Posted in Science | Comments Off

Categories

Meta

Latest Tweet

Popular Tags