JUD15 – Half way
Dark and rainy day in the mountains (and a running nose) allowed for 45 minutes of fanatic spinning while listening to whatever I could find on YouTube to pump me up. Obviously, this sunny picture of Birke (Betula) was not taken today…
Several researches on the meaning of the light/white color of the bark have been made. In the USA and in Canada, researchers painted the bark brown to find out that (1) the trees became more vulnerable to wounds and (2) the surrounding temperature increased. We are left to believe that the color is important for the adaptability of birch trees in northern areas.
Stats half way though: Ran/walked/biked: 26/14/60 km.