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    Optimal Foraging Theory
    Hummingbird Simulation

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Friday, December 3

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    It is here that we found our golden rod embedded in a mixture of other forest grasses. It is the structure of the other vegetation in
    this area (providing shelter) that makes it possible for plants like golden rod to grow in this area.
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    Golden Rod.
    http://www.gpnc.org/goldenro.htm
    http://books.google.com/books?id=40jA0MOWejIC&pg=PA632#v=onepage&q&f=false

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    It is here that we found our golden rod embedded in a mixture of other forest grasses. It is the structure of the other vegetation in
    this area (providing shelter) that makes it possible for plants like golden rod to grow in this area.
    Both biotic and abiotic explain why Golden Rod is present, and thrives, within Microclimate Gold. Goldenrod reproduces through a wind-driven seed distribution system, meaning it requires adequate cross wind and an exposed area to facilitate the movement of its genetic material. This means that the area immediately surrounding Golden Rod must be thin enough to allow for the free passage of gusty wind; Microclimate Gold faces the west into a very thinly spaced wooded area; wind has no problem ensuring the continuation of its survival. Gold Rod also requires adequate space to grow, as it bushes quite widely and does not coexist will with species of similar nature. The presence of those western trees creates a natural outcrop of reduced plant presence, allowing Goldenrod to flourish. And finally, Golden rod seeks its home next in the region of lakes, rivers, or other small bodies of water; only fifteen meters from Microclimate Gold is the remnant of what was once a large pond; Microclimate Gold is the perfect triumvirate of factors enabling the growth of the wonderfully colored Golden Rod.
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    which kept the soil moist which is the ideal conditions for the grass to grow in. Because it is an invasive spieces, it does not have to deal with many natural
    predators in this area, giving it another factor that allows it to grow.
    Microclimate AntarticaAntarctica
    To the south, or as we like to call it, Microclimate Antarctica, there lies a line of sycamore trees. This casts a great deal
    of shade on this particular microclimate, causing the light intensity to be less, along with the amount of vegetation that
    grows there.
    Within our microclimate is the optimal area for the growth of the Eastern Sycamore tree. The preferred soil conditions, ranging greatly from acidic to alkaline, are well met by the our eastern Pennsylvania soil. In its infancy, Sycamore trees are not susceptible to one of the most common sylvan nuisances; the deer. Deer do not feed on the young Sycamore trees, and thus it is almost guaranteed passage into adulthood. The light conditions of the Antarctica are optimal for the growth the the Sycamore, as it requires much sunlight, and a placement out of the obstruction of any other large botanical species. The Sycamore tree, which grows to be huge in size, is given adequate space within Microclimate Antarctica, giving it ample room to expand to its full potential. Platanus occidentalis is served best in Microclimate Antarctica, and the optimal range of soil condition, ample rainfall, spacing, and sun absorption allows for the ensured survival of this beloved species of tree.
    http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/887/
    http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/usda/amwood/267sycam.pdf

    Microclimate Gold
    To the west is microclimate gold. This area is enclosed entirely by vegetation, thus allowing for a large amount of undergrowth.
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    this area.
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Thursday, December 2

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    The causation of this particular microclimate is due to the seed of a rosebush being moved to this particular spot,
    which had the correct biotic and abiotic factors to allow it to grow.
    What allowed the rosebush to flourish in this microclimate was that it was in an area that allowed for a good growing environment for the rosebush. The
    medium light caused by the shade from the tree is ideal for the rosebushes needs. The soil also met the rosebuds needs because of its positioning near a creek bed.
    Its thorns also give it an excellent defense against predators who are no able to get past the poking prowess of the pointy prickers.

    Microclimate Japan
    To the east, one can find a plethora of Japanese stilt grass. It grows well in this area because of the amount of sunlight
    available as well as the relatively higher humidity, which is required for wetland grasses like Japanese stilt grass to grow.
    The Japanese Stilt Grass thrived in this microclimate for a variety of reasons. The first being that it does not need much sunlight to survive.
    This allowed it to grow well it what is experiences as normal, while limiting competion because of the lack of sunlight. the microclimate was also near a creekbed,
    which kept the soil moist which is the ideal conditions for the grass to grow in. Because it is an invasive spieces, it does not have to deal with many natural
    predators in this area, giving it another factor that allows it to grow.

    Microclimate Antartica
    To the south, or as we like to call it, Microclimate Antarctica, there lies a line of sycamore trees. This casts a great deal
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    {The_REAL_POND_image_for_BIO2.jpg} Our transect line is located at the manmade drainage pond, which is to the left of the back driveway, behind Great Valley High School.
    Water is the most noticeable quality of our plots. Plot ten is its own micro-climate because it is the only area with water submerging its soil. Plots three, four, and nine comprise another micro-climate. It borders the water, bringing diverse plant life, without flooding the area...normally. Plots one, five, and six are beyond the immediate area of the water. Flowers and weeds mainly inhabit this area, preferring less soggy soil. Beyond that, plots seven, two, and eight make up the last micro-climate. Only grass and dandelions grow here, most likely because of a regular visit from the lawnmower. What else do you normally see around water besides plants? Insects. If you refer to the plant information, you'll see that some are pollinated by insects. Plants also flourish here because the sun is less blocked by tress than the woodsy areas nearby. Our pond is full of surprises, which we hope to uncover.
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    Average for all plots
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    http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artnov06/bj-ThreeButtercups.html : Information
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-buttercups.htm : Information
    Common Grass
    Common grass is one of a number of plants with the unique ability to grow almost anywhere. It occurred in most of our microclimates and most habitats all over the world. Its ability to tolerate excessive rain or snow, wet or dry, and even unharmed or disruptive conditions allows common grass to grow in nearly any location it wants. It grows very efficiently in our plot where there is good moderation of weather extremes and does not have too much interference.
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    Picture: http://www.daily-diabetic.com/50226711/a_common_grass_against_diabetes.php
    Information: Common Knowledge

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    It is here that we found our golden rod embedded in a mixture of other forest grasses. It is the structure of the other vegetation in
    this area (providing shelter) that makes it possible for plants like golden rod to grow in this area.
    CITATIONSPICTURE CITATIONS
    http://www.ohio-nature.com/images/sweet-goldenrod.jpg
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