A Field Report about Newton Estate

Newton Estate is a region which has numerous characteristic and features that are depicted in many other parts of the globe. With a close glimpse in this locale, its a terrestrial area with several naturally occurring features that forms some of the most major habitats. Newton Estate has iconic features that harbored most of the biological materials ranging from the very minute ones to the large one. Looking into details of the topography of the area, it was evident that the terrestrial habitat had several sub-categorical species that occupies their own niche in the communities. Under such considerations, Newton Estate can thus be described as mosaic of biodiversity, though there are no major climatic and environmental variations experienced within this region, a close study on the distribution of the bio-materials depicts that each of the materials has its own environment which differs in one way or another from those of others (Tilghman, 2008).

While I explored a cross the region, I strolled in the frontal part on the estate tower buildings, where it stood buttressed lofty trees of different kinds, which appeared to comprise of both exotic types including the pines and cypresses as well as the indigenous tree type. It was a very beautiful place, whose magnificent appearance was attributed to the blending of colors from the various plants species. The green color of the graminae plant family dominated and almost obscured the presence of any other color type except a few plants species which produced bright colors that would have great contrast with the green color. Whereas the entire area looked green by the grass cover except in the corridors where man and other a few living things passed frequently, the paths were separated from the other parts by plant hedges, which appeared much unfamiliar but which resembled the bluebell plant. Like the wild bluebell species that intermingles with tall trees to almost forming a layer-like pattern, as well as choking every other floral material that competed for survival in the habitat, the plant had almost cleared the small vines and plants of graminae family adjacent to it (Tilghman, 2008).

 Despite scattered plants in the area, the good environment and availability of food were some of the factors which further caused the attraction of some invertebrates in habitat. The brown rats of the rodent group sought their refuge in the many holes made within the bluebell-like plantation. There were also a few black-tailed flight birds which spend most of the time perching on the scattered few evergreen plants, but would often take-off and dived on the air to catch some insects such as the damselflies, an action that made me to think of the presence of black-faced monarch in the area, or the owls which endeavored to focus on the concealed rats wandering in the thicket of the bluebells (Tilghman, 2008).

As I further explored this area, it was certain that the population of the various faunal and floral species in the different habitats varied greatly in their characteristics, and in the juggle of Honey locust trees, I saw the woodpeckers in the process of making hole on the smooth tree-trunks, or huge branches.  On another distanced plant of the same species were funny faunas hang with their forefronts upside- down on small twins mostly in the dark places of the leaves, which I quickly that guessed were bats. Among the commonest species of the vine group were the Virginia creeper, the trumpet creeper, and the American bittersweet, all of which were of approximated lengths greater than thirty feet. Those twining and climbing plant species of exceeding  length about thirty or less included species such as the purple, leather flower and the white, virgins bower. The feeble climbers and vines of the above mentioned types of bloom attached themselves on the woody plants primarily for support.

The wide spreading of the green beauty and together with my interest in aquatic lives led me to the search of aquatic sites in the area, however they were uncommon except with just a small river portion at the furthest end of the  site. Along the river banks of this portion were amazing open places of wetlands with very few tall trees and shrubs flourishing in it.  The sphagnum moss, wildflowers including the rare Rose Pogonia, and the health shrubs were numerously growing in the poor sandy soil deposits. Additionally, the insectivorous plants were dispersed in the wet sandy soils, and these depended largely on mosquitoes for food. The meadows and a few swampy places of the river had black soils. These formed the cradle homes for waders including the tern and the redshank that predated on dug fish, meanwhile enjoying the fresh air from the aquatic species such as the watermints, marsh marigold among others.

Finally, Newton Estate is not a zone of every floral or faunal material. Its environment however permits the flourishing of certain plant and animals. As regards the faunal materials, its a zone accommodating a wide range of them, which include terrestrial and flight mammals, viz brown rats and bats. The swampy places and most parts of the river banks are inhabited by a variety of vertebrate animals including the birds and fish although there were invertebrate particularly the insects. Thus, it can be concluded that, Newton Estate is a zone that harbor the wide variety of species incorporating both floral and faunal types that inhabits and adapts in the place.


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