Native SpeciesBalsam fir

Abies balsamea
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Field Notes
I am happy right now because I get to be out side. i am having a great time doing this activity because I am being entertained by Gavin and Kayden messing around with cat tails. I can hear the sounds of cars driving by the school cause we are only a few hundred feet away from the road. I can smell the pine sap that reminds me of L.L Bean.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we have found the Balsam fir because the sample that we found in our area had flat whorled needles.
Photo of my evidence.
Our sample also had suction cups attaching the needles of the balsam fir to the twig.
Photo of my evidence.
Lastly, our sample had two racing stripes on the bottom of the needles.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Abies balsamea
Common name:
Balsam fir
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.121709 °
W -69.308864 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Medomak Middle School Compost Trail to Snake Trail
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24 07:35
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Medomak River Watershed


Nice work, GCCS72.

I enjoyed reading your field notes. It made me remember playing with cattails as a kid. You also did a good job using photo and written evidence to support your claim of finding balsam fir.