25. Windy Hill Farm

General Information

Reference Number: 25
State: Pennsylvania
County: Centre
Municipality: Ferguson
USGS Quad: State College
Watershed: Spring Creek
Hydrogeomorphic Class: Slope
Disturbance Class: Severe
Dominant Vegetation Class: PEM
Wetland Area: 2.4 ha (5.9 ac)
Year(s) Sampled: 1994

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Vegetation

Herbaceous
Percent Cover: 77.8% (range 40-100%)
Dominant Species
Common Name Scientific Name
Grass
Reed canarygrass Phalaris arundinacea
Fox sedge Carex vulpinoidea
Spotted touch me not Impatiens capensis
Teasel Dipsacus sylvestris
Woody
Percent cover: 1.7% (range 0-50%)
Dominant Species
Morrow’s honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii
Weighted Indicator Status (dominant species)
Herbaceous: 2.44
Woody: NA
Weighted Indicator Status (all species)
Herbaceous: 2.34
Woody: 3.00
Species Richness
Total: 33
Herbaceous: 32
Woody: 1

Soils

Matrix Chroma (mean): 1.5
Organic Matter (mean %): 7.50
Bulk Density (g/cm2): 0.73
Soil Series: Melvin silt loam
Texture (mean %)
Sand: 15.1
Silt: 63.3
Clay: 21.6
Sedimentation Rate
Mineral loading (g/cm2): 0.74
Equivalent depth (cm): 0.60
Organic loading (g/cm2): 0.32

Hydrology

Water Level
Median (cm): -32.0
Range (cm): -67.0-(-1.0)
Water Quality
pH (mean): 6.8
Conductivity (mean): 631.5