Posted on June 27, 2012 by Katherine Macklin
This morning I got to go out on my own and put some solid hours into my personal research! Woohoo! I took a 40 minute walk to the westernmost edge of our study site and went looking for patches of vegetation which ended up with a lot of bushwhacking and getting lost, but I got some great data!
Th process was roughly like this: first I found a patch of vegetation at least 4 or so meters wide with one species or one consistent mix of vegetation and took a detailed waypoint there on a Trimble pocket PC/GPS. I took corresponding pictures of the patch and collected samples if I did not know what the plants were.
I worked my way along the coastline of about 1/2 of our study site, then went home for the day!