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  1. General Litter

    Snapshot Title: General Litter
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: MobileCity_March8
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Bottles, cans, and other litter are common items found at all dump locations.



  2. Grill

    Snapshot Title: Grill
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: MobileCity_March8
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Charcoal grill dumped by the road.



  3. Toys

    Snapshot Title: Toys
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: MobileCity_March8
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Rather than properly disposing old childrens toys, many people just consider ok to throw them into roadside dumps.



  4. Drain

    Snapshot Title: Drain
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Oak Hill Dump March 1
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This drain pipe suggests that some of the general litter has probably washed into the region by flooding events.



  5. Deer Carcass

    Snapshot Title: Deer Carcass
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rt. 10 Dump Feb 16
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Unknown by many, improper disposal of animal carcasses is also illegal, as it falls under the category of a solid waste material.



  6. Asphalt

    Snapshot Title: Asphalt
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rt. 10 Dump Feb 16
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Larges piles of asphalt dumped by the roadside can negatively impact the environment around it, not to mention the eye sore that it can create.



  7. Severity

    Snapshot Title: Severity
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: OakHill_Feb23
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    In general, this dump is much less severe than the one I have been following the last couple of weeks. More general litter at a small scale. Still worth marking though.



  8. Drain Pipe

    Snapshot Title: Drain Pipe
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: OakHill_Feb23
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    is tells us that alot of this litter is probably a result of flooding events, but once it all adds up people tend to think it's ok to add to it.



  9. Another Tire

    Snapshot Title: Another Tire
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: OakHill_Feb23
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Tires are located at most dumps in the county



  10. Oil containers

    Snapshot Title: Oil containers
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: OakHill_Feb23
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Perfect example of common household litter that can negatively effect the biota in nearby streams. If any oil is left in the container, this oil may get into the watershed or the container may be wash...



  11. New Pile

    Snapshot Title: New Pile
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Feb3
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    As you can see from this shot, someone has already contributed more stuff to this dump site after clean-up. Since it has only been a couple of days since clean-up, I assume that this dump is fairly ac...



  12. Clean-up

    Snapshot Title: Clean-up
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Feb3
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    As I assumed from the previous week, this illegal dump was indeed cleaned up before my shoot today. However some of the contents remain. Not sure who cleaned this site up at the moment?



  13. Preparing for clean up?

    Snapshot Title: Preparing for clean up?
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan27
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    After arriving at this location a week later for my second GigaPan, it appears that someone is about to clean up the contents of the dump. After examing the pile, I didn't notice any new contents. If ...



  14. Furniture

    Snapshot Title: Furniture
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan20
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Another commonly found solid waste product. Easy to dispose of and cannot be traced back to the person resonsible.



  15. Tires

    Snapshot Title: Tires
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan20
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Tires provide optimal habitat for mosquito breeding due to their ability to hold water, increasing mosquito activity in areas near illegal dumps.



  16. Tree

    Snapshot Title: Tree
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan20
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Tree stumps and brush piles are abundant in areas of illegal dumping, suggesting that local tree removal services may contribute.



  17. Trash bags

    Snapshot Title: Trash bags
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan20
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Many people in the area avoid paying a trash pick-up fee and simply find roadside areas in which they can toss out their personal trash. Names may be located within the bags, but this information is n...



  18. Asphalt

    Snapshot Title: Asphalt
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: GuyanDump_Jan20
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Signs of illegal dumping from construction work in the area.



  19. Leaf Litter

    Snapshot Title: Leaf Litter
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rupert
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Heavy leaf fall and decaying organic matter make for optimal soil arthropod habitat in this forested area.



  20. Oak Leaf

    Snapshot Title: Oak Leaf
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rupert
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    A variety of oaks are abundant in the region.



  21. MRP

    Snapshot Title: MRP
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rupert
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    The Meadow River Community Park is located just aross the road from this site. In the park, we planted 10 hybrid American chestnuts in order to test their ability to adapt/survive.



  22. Pines

    Snapshot Title: Pines
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rupert
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Evergreens were fairly abundant within this sampling location (as opposed to previous sites).



  23. American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

    Snapshot Title: American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Rupert
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Prominent species within the area.



  24. Low in diversity/abundance

    Snapshot Title: Low in diversity/abundance
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Untitled
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This overall sample seems to be low in arthropod numbers and diversity. Could this represent a negative environmental impact within the site?



  25. Diptera

    Snapshot Title: Diptera
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Untitled
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Fly larvae



  26. Chilopoda

    Snapshot Title: Chilopoda
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Untitled
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Centipede



  27. Annelida

    Snapshot Title: Annelida
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Untitled
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This group consists of earthworms and segmented worms. These organisms are crucial in converting organic matter into enegry. Also, they can prevent soil compaction by burrowing.



  28. Oaks

    Snapshot Title: Oaks
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    It has been determined that the chestnut blight can actually attach itself to oaks, and then be spread back to newly acquired chestnut sprouts.



  29. Maple Leaves

    Snapshot Title: Maple Leaves
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Abundant within the canopy.



  30. Centipede

    Snapshot Title: Centipede
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Another predator in the ecological system. Centipedes are in th class Chilopoda.



  31. Springtail

    Snapshot Title: Springtail
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Another springtail, as said before, these guys are abundant.



  32. Ant

    Snapshot Title: Ant
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    In the order Hymenoptera, extremely successful group of ecological specialists.



  33. Springtail

    Snapshot Title: Springtail
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Springtails are in the order Collembola, and are considered to many to be the second most populous arthropod within the soil. Mostly fungal feeders, and they also happen to be the main interest of my ...



  34. Rove Beetle

    Snapshot Title: Rove Beetle
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    In the order Coleoptera, the largest order of the class Insecta.



  35. Pseudoscorpiones

    Snapshot Title: Pseudoscorpiones
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: HMA East 2 Soil Arthropod Sample
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Pseudoscorpions are predators within the soil which feed on a variety of small soil arthropods. Pseudoscorpion actually means "false scorpion" due to their resemblance to the true scorpion. Although t...



  36. Terrain

    Snapshot Title: Terrain
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Huntington Museum of Art Trail
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    As opposed to my chestnut sampling site, this area was low in elevation (800 ft) and consisted of a more gradual slope along the hillside.



  37. Rocky

    Snapshot Title: Rocky
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 2
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This region consisted of many rocks, ranging from small like this one, to some large boulders. The soil was also very dry throughout (maybe due to the steep slope of the hillside).



  38. Beech

    Snapshot Title: Beech
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 1 (Chestnut Sampling Site)
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is very common in this area.



  39. Maples

    Snapshot Title: Maples
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 1 (Chestnut Sampling Site)
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    Maples are abundant in the area, seeing both the Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) and the Red Maple (Acer rubrum) along the hillside.



  40. Oaks

    Snapshot Title: Oaks
    Taken by: Taylor Brewer

    Image: Old Fork 1 (Chestnut Sampling Site)
    Image Owner: Taylor Brewer



    Description:

    This area had an abundance of oak trees. White, Red and Scarlett Oaks are found in this region.



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