Today was HJA Day. This is a day for people to learn about all of the different projects that are being done in the experimental forest. A lot of people came in from OSU, Willamette University, Forest Service, and many other organizations.
Here are some of the researchers discussing the project here at HJA:
Dr. Dana Warren talking about his work on connections between canopy and stream ecology
(the audio is a little quiet.)
Dr. Mark Schulze, HJ Andrews Forest Director, discussing the phenology research at HJA
Dr. Steve Ackers discussing his work with spotted owls
Mark talking about the GREENhouse project here at HJA
|Here is the eventual in-wall house data center|
|This is the GREENHouse|
|Here is one of the monitoring sensors in the wall|
Mark describing why we wear hardhats
And then I ran into former Sandy High School student, Will L'Hommedieu. He is now a PhD student at OSU Forestry studying the movements of small woody debris in creeks among other things.
I am starting a relationship with the Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus, outside my window. Every morning at about 5 AM, it start going "Tweedle-dweedle-dee." It reminds me of the rooster that I knew in Ranomafana, Madagascar. The rooster lived on the hillside opposite of my tent. It had congestion in it's throat and every morning, it was say, "cock-a-doodle BLEGHTH." Eventually, I grew to enjoy the rooster saying, "good morning." Maybe, I will eventually grow to appreciate my window friend that begins my day an hour before necessary.