October 1, 2009
I have all my travel plans finalized. I am very excited as I have never been to Maryland. I am going to arrive the day before my fellowship begins so I hope I have time to take pictures of the area. All the students are giving me advise as to what I should take photos of and they are interested in which ones I will put up on the blog.
Many students are interested in whether or not I will get to see any fall foliage. We don't see much of this in the Houston area. Students are busy searching the Internet for pictures of fall foliage scenes and they want me to try to find some pictures of my own of foliage scenes to send back to them.
One thing I asked the students to do was to research why some trees produce fall foliage and others don't. Then they are going to research the five most common trees in our area and compare this list to the five most common trees found in Maryland.