Hi! My name is Ms. Hoskins. Please join me while I travel to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


On my last day in Maryland it snowed. I love to see snow on forest trees and to walk when it is snowing. Snow sounds so amazing when it hits the ground or the trees. However, the people I met in Maryland told me snow isn't so pretty after cars drive through it (it gets a nasty brown color).


At December 10, 2009 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Ms. Hoskins, One of my students wanted to know why certain trees and plants only live in certain areas of the United States? Also, if this is true, then how can trees and plants from other countries be brought to the U.S. and manage to survive and reproduce? Connie

At December 12, 2009 at 3:08 AM , Blogger Vickie said...

Certain trees and plants need hot weather to survive and up North it is too cold (palm trees or desert plants). Some trees and plants can't take the heat or lack of water so they only grow where it is cooler and where there is more water. However some trees and plants are able to adapt and thrive anywhere and they are called invasives (I have a short video on this). They are so adaptive they kill off the native trees and plants.

At December 14, 2009 at 8:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Mrs.Hoskins,
My mom and I love the snow so she would maybe like to visit there I would love to go to when I get older though and I will have to be prepaired and bring snow boots and all that stuff to stay very warm and happy.
"Mrs.Brauns class"

At December 14, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the snow is beautiful also. When are parents drive after it snows you tires turn the snow brown here to. When it snows i love to watch the trees sparkle.

At December 14, 2009 at 6:30 PM , Blogger Vickie said...

You are very lucky to live where there is snow. My daughters have only seen snow in Houston, Texas two times in their lives! One time we had one inch of snow and the other time we had ice and two inches of snow. Both times we got out of school because no one knows how to drive in that much snow down here!


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