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Trees

Trees

Scarlet Oak

Quercus coccinea or more commonly known as a Scarlet Oak, is a native tree to the East coast. The Scarlet Oak is a large tree

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Trees

Hypoxylon Canker

A tree disease caused by the fungus Hypoxylon Atropunctatum. Hypoxylon canker is a fungal disease that appears as a dead lesion on limbs, branches, and

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Invasive

Ash Tree/Emerald Ash Borer

An invasive species of beetle devastates the native and beloved Ash Tree. Ash Trees used to be all over the USA in abundance up until

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Plants

Native

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Jack-in-the-pulpit, or their scientific name “Arisaema triphyllum”, is a native plant to wetlands across North America. Jack-in-the-pulpit is perennial, which means it lives more than

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Invasive

English Ivy/Common Ivy

Hedera Helix, more commonly known as English Ivy, is an invasive species of ivy. It’s originally native to parts of Asia and Europe. It was

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Native

Skunk Cabbage

Eastern Skunk Cabbage or their scientific name, “Symplocarpus Foetidus”, is a native plant often associated with a foul smell. Skunk-cabbage is one of the earliest

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Animals

Animal

Cardinal

Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis Cardinalis, is the state bird of Virginia. A bold red, black mask, and a hefty orange bill, the Northern Cardinal is an

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Animal

Gray Squirrel

The Eastern Gray Squirrel, or Sciurus Carolinensis, is an herbivorous mammal that enjoys acorns and seeds. Native to eastern North America, the Gray Squirrel is

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Animal

Downy Woodpecker

Native to the forests of North America, Picoides Pubescens, or Downy Woodpeckers, are insectivores that are typically rather small for woodpeckers Downy Woodpeckers are small

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Habitat Factors

Habitat Factors

the Soil

The terrain and soil is crucial to the environment that grows upon it The composition of the soil affects the entire ecosystem. The soil in

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Habitat Factors

The “Outdoor Code”

The “Outdoor Code” is Scouting’s implementation of care and consideration for the outdoors. The Outdoor Code is: ”As an American, I will do my best

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Habitat Factors

Water

Water is needed by every living thing, from the smallest of bacteria to the largest of animals. Water maintains all life in an ecosystem. Water

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