TLC and Cat’s-ears

Out of all my experiences as a student at Stony Brook University, the class visit in June to the Ashley Schiff Preserve topped the charts. Our professor took us on a guided tour led by PhD student, Michael Schrimpf, to observe the ecosystem’s flora and fauna. Michael provided us with his extensive ecological knowledge base, … Continue reading TLC and Cat’s-ears


Adventures with isopods

As we arrived to the Ashley Schiff preserve, we were greeted by a phenomenal naturalist and ecologist Michael Schrimpf. He contrasted the different types of forest seen in the Long Island, NY. This being 100 years old, had dense vegetation as compared to the Pine Barrens. As we were walking through we witnessed dwarf vegetation … Continue reading Adventures with isopods