Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, Virginia

Vernal Pools and Forestry Plots

We started the day by reviewing and practicing our forestry protocol.

Setting up a 50 m transect.

Measuring the dbh of a tree.

And the final step -- the 1 meter square for groundcover estimates.

After lunch, we visited the vernal pool.

Group picture on the bridge near the vernal pool. Click here for a full-size version more suitable for printing.

We finished our time at Douthat State Park with a geocaching exercise.

Critters of the Day

A small turtle found in the vernal pool

The ground was littered with lots of these tiny toads. Each one about the size of a thumbnail.

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