Demo & Surv at LCE

Monday 6/20

Today, half of the team went to LCE to get trained in on Demo and Surv. A previous group had identified most of the flowering echinacea with blue pin flags. Some of the demographic information about the plants we logged using our visors included; how many rosettes, how many flowering heads, if it had ants and/or aphids, and what tag number. We removed the previous blue flag and used a neon flag to indicated that the information had been logged. Jared and Alex trained us in using the visors. Later, Emma and I worked with the GPS unit to survey the plants that were already flagged with neon and replaced it with a white flag. We also got to meet the newest member of the team, Joey!

Jared showing us the protocol for demo.
Daytona, Emma, Alex, Sophia, Jared, and Joey working on demo.
Emma and Britney using the GPS unit to Surv.

Sarah Baker 2013 Flowering Phenology Data Set

Flowering phenology data from summer 2013. This version contains data collected from 7 July, 2013 to 26 August, 2013. PhenDataMASTERcsv_28-Aug-2013.csv

Flowering at Staffanson!

This morning, I went out to Staffanson to collect flowering phenology data and saw my first flowering Echinacea of the summer! Some had started flowering yesterday but a few started today. Awesome! 😀
Sarah B

Soon to be flowering!

Today I went with Gretel to Staffanson to look for flowering plants. We walked along the east and west transects and found quite a few plants that should flower next week or the week after that! I still don’t know exactly where the transect lies in the large remnant that is Staffanson, but I’m sure I’ll learn! 🙂
I flagged quite a few plants that are due to flower soon.
Also, while searching the common garden for E. angustifolia plants, I found an interesting one at row 22, position 956.007.JPG
Apparently, this plant is famous for showing up every year looking like this. Could this be a mutated plant?

Sarah B