Locate the intertidal marsh communities; photograph the high salt marsh, low salt marsh, and salt pannes and pools communities.
Two closely related species from heath family, characteristic of acidic soil
Locate and photograph highbush blueberry - mountain holly wooded fen, leatherleaf - sheep lauel shrub bog, Sphagnum rubellum - small cranberry moss carpet, and floating marshy peat mat communities.
Ponemah Bog Guide
Acidic and nutrient poor setting; bog depth
Locate and photograph at least one carnivorous plant - pitcher plant, horned bladderwort, or sundew; photograph a team member holding the wooden pole used to measure peat mat depth (sign post #8).
Philbrick-Cricenti Bog Guide
Northern white cedar southern limit of range; northern forest communities; northern forest wetland communities
Locate and photograph lowland spruce - fir forest, alder wooded fen, black spruce swamp, and northern white cedar - balsam fir swamp communities.
Hurlbert Swamp Guide
Franconia Notch Old Forest
Old northern hardwood spruce - fir forest community characteristics
Locate and photograph: dead and downed wood (e.g., rotting logs, downed branches), dead standing snag, forest seep, yellow birch "barber chair."
Franconia Notch Old Forest Guide
West Branch Pine Barrens Preserve
Pitch pine - scrub oak woodland community; fire dependent community
Locate and photograph pitch pine epicormic sprouting or stump sprouting, scrub oak, gray birch, bracken fern.
West Branch Pine Barrens Preserve Guide
Merrimack River Conservation Area, Floodplain Forest
Floodplain natural communities
Locate and photograph vines, climbing trees, sandplain terrace, silver maple - false nettle - sensitive fern floodplain forest, silver maple with high water mark bleaching.
Merrimack River Floodplain Forest Guide
Samples of 2011 Great Park Pursuit Completed Team QuestsGreen Machine Self Guided Quest