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the random placement of the quadrats.
Arianna found a stump in her quadrat.
It helped if I actually demonstrated the proper plant counting stance or maybe picked up a blade of grass to point out the anatomical features that could be used to identify the species. Maybe that made it sound more fun. Maybe not.
I'm pretty sure that this is orange agoseris (Agoseris aurantiaca). Pojar says that the leaves of this plant can be "chewed for pleasure."
I think that this Bromus has pollen falling out of it.
This is the another carex sedge. This is Carex pachystachya.
While the rest of the group is measuring ground cover, Nico from France is doing separate measurements of saplings growing in the meadow. Liam has been helping with this on some days, but I don't know all of the details yet.
I was at a wedding this weekend. Erin and Eddie from work. During the middle of the ceremony, a swainson's thrush like the one that calls outside my window started singing. I'm sure it wasn't the same one but it could have been a relative. It seemed much more appropriate to sing during the wedding ceremony than at 5 in the morning.