Friday, May 6, 2011

what a dandy-lion!

this flower looking weed called a dandelion some were a bright yellow and some were white fuzzy seedlings that could be blown into the wind as the head of this plant. There are millions of these things in yards. The dandelion arrived her from the Europe.They stand about 5'' to 8" tall. The dandelion sprouts out of the grass and points towards the sun. some people use the dandelion root for herbal medicine.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Insect #1

The Crescent Bluet is a very rare and beatiful  damselfly. It was hoovering around me when I seen it. this crescent bluet is black with teal colored stripped markings all over its body.It is about 33mm long and the wingspan is about 38mm. Birds and fish feed on the irish damselfy and it eats other flying insects usually mosquitoes. They enter the world in tiny eggs once they hatch into larve the damselfly crawls around hunting for food under water.

Bird #4

The snowy owl was perched high in a tree with its big yellow eyes staring at me. The snowy owl is white with black bars and spots on its body with a black bill. This owl is about 51-68.5 cm with a wingspan of 137-164cm. the snowy owl weighs about 1134-2000g. These owls feed on mice, rabbits, rats, moles and small birds.Their preditors are mainly wolves and foxes. The females may leave 5 to 8 eggs  the chicks hatch within 32 to 34 days.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bird #3

I saw this red tailed hawk perched on a cliff. this bird is about 18 to 26 inches long with a wingspan of  38 to 42 inches long. the hawk weighs about 24 to 51 oz. The red tailed hawk is a red brown, cinnamon and pale with a stripped belly and wings. with very large tallons to catch their prey.The female lays about 1 to 5 eggs each year. They feed on mice, rabbits, reptiles and other small birds. They are usually not the prey.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Reptile #2

I seen this little wood frog hopping around on the floor of the woods it blended so well I could barely see it.The frog is a pink,brown,tan and black. The frog has a dark mask around it's eyes ending at it's ear drum. It's about 3.5 to 8.5 cm long. The females lay abut 1000 eggs the larvae then begin to turn into tad poles then to normal frogs with the camouflage.
The frog feeds on insects and spiders. A lot of snakes,birds and raccoons eat these types of frogs.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Reptile #1

I noticed this slimy blue spotted salamander walking towards a little pond. This amphibian is generally black with blue flakes on its sides and limbs. It is about 3.5 to 5.5 inches long and the salamander feeds on insects,spiders,worms and other small invertebrates. The scientific name for the blue spotted salamander is Ambystoma Laterale. One female can lay up to 500 eggs. The larvae begin to grow after they hatch. Not many animals eat salamanders except snakes because of their taste.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Plant #2

I spotted the Paper Birch trees, it's bark really stands out to me how it peels off in layers kind of like paper. These trees stand about 60 to 80 feet tall. They are a yellowish white color. Indians used to make canoes and baskets. They also collect the sap to make syrup.Birch is a group of about forty trees and shrubs in North America,Europe and Northern Asia.

Plant #1

The Jack Pine grows to be 27 meters and 16 to 30 diameter around the trunk. The trees bark is a reddish brown. I see the trees needles and pine cones laying on the ground. The bark is flat beneath my hands. I see thin branches. I. See many rodents around this tree feeding.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bird #2

I spotted this majestic eagle perched on a branch peering down at me. the bald eagle has a white head, with brown black feathers that covers its body. with a wing span of seven feet! this bird looks as if it weighs about 8 to 12 pounds. this eagle uses its large talens and strong beak to feed on dead animals but it will also eat live fish and chickens. usually when the females lay eggs two chicks will only survive after hatching.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birds #1

I seen this owl perched on a tree with it's yellow eyes blaming at me. It has black bill. It is about 35 centimeters long. It looks as if it weighs about 8 to 10 ounces. Its wingspan is about 37-40 inches. It hunts mice and birds. The owl is mainly predator. The female owls lay up to Seven eggs in a nest. Once the eggs hatch the long eared owl will raise the chicks for 60 days.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mammal #4

I spotted a little red fox on a rocky ledge it was a rusty red color he had a white tipped bushy tail. The fox is about 2 ft. Long and 15 to 18 feet tall he looks as if he weighs about 10 pounds. It was feeding on a rabbit. The female has her young in the early spring.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mammal #3

I found the wovlerine while wondering through the forest. The wolverine has dark brown and black fur with huge claws and sharp teeth. It's body is about 87 centimeters long and it looks as if it weighs about 45 pounds. It uses. Its sharp teeth to munch on birds,reptiles, rodents and berries. It is very uncommon to become prey. The female wolverines have about 2 or 3 kits in the spring time.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Insect #2

I spotted this butterfly landing on a huge flower it is about 1 to 2 inches long with colors of brown  and tan with orange spots on it. This butterfly can fly at about 12 mph. The butterfly feeds on the nector from flowers, the predators of butterflies are lizards, frogs and birds. The females lay eggs that attach to the leaf. once they hatch they are called catipillar larve once they reach their full size all they do is eat during this stage. The Catipillar forms pupa which while it is inside of this it forms into a butterfly

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mammal #2

The Canadian Lynx is huge with a short body, this cat is about 3 feet long It's fur is a yellowish,grey and brown color and it is spotted . It has big black pointy ears. This cat is very pretty. It looks as if it hunts pretty large animals with it's sharp teeth and hefty paws. The females have a litter of about four cubs in the spring. The lynx feed upon sheep,goats and livestock. They are usually predators.

Mammal #1

The bobcat is big but its face looks a lot like a house cat. It is very pretty it's fur is a sandy color with brown stripes and This cat can run extremely fast. The bobcat has huge sharp claws so I better keep my distance it also has very large ears and teeth. This cat has very sharp teeth to tear away flesh. Female bobcats have 2 or 3 kittens each year. They will grow to be about 30 to 23 pounds and 24 inches long. The bobcat eats mice,squirrels and rabbit it is uncommon for them to even be prey.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cool water facts about the river

The length of 250 miles long it is in Canada. The type of fish that are found there are huge Brook trout. It's In the Hudson bay drainage basin. Gods River elevation at source is 584ft and at mouth its elevation is 125ft.

Gods River

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Transportation Facts

I am riding on a train for about 100 miles, we have already traveled about 15 miles so far. It is made of steel,metal and wood. This train is powered by coal. The best thing about this form of transportation is that it takes no effort to get where I'm going, I receive plenty of food on the train and it is pretty cozy on here. The worst thing about riding on here is the smell of the coal and that it is a bit crowded. But I am pretty pleased with my choose of transportation.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Travel Route

Leave Siberian and travel 100 miles by train, 50 miles by carriage,  sail 7000 miles acrcoss the artic ocean to Canada

Leaving Home

Weather to Come

I will be traveling to the Taiga in china the weather there has and average temperature of -65 to 70 degrees the average precipitation of 12 to 33 inches.

Weather Now

The temperature in Russia is an average of 3 to -14 degrees the wind speed is about 13 mph. And we receive 20 percent precipitation this month.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My style and munchies

On a normal day I usually wear a saran which is a dress with ribbon trimmings and a shaw made of cotton,wool, or linen it is very cold here so we wear these materials to stay warm. The foods I usually make are beef stroganoff which is beef, mushrooms, and noodle I also make sour schi which is sourkraute. For dessert I make a pastry called Pirozhky that the children enjoy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Lovey Home

About Me

My name is Vera Bure and I live in Siberia Russia, I have lived here my whole life. The year is 1900. I am a successful, well known around the world doctor . I live in a big home with my husband and two children Adam and Anna.