We use these flags to mark the location where we want to survey litter depths. Because this pool still has water in it we can’t survey right now, when the pool dries up we will find this flag and know the exact spot to look and count the number of seedling and adult plants!
See all of that litter Akasha is pointing at? We are doing two types of germination experiments testing litter. The first is the experiment you are doing in the classroom looking at how litter affects Lasthenia conjugens germination and the second is a field experiment (shown here) to see how this litter affects all of the vernal pool species.
Welcome to our first installment of KIDS CORNER! This is an interactive site that allows you to post responses to our questions and where you can let us know how the experiment is progressing. Also, when we go into the field in California we will be able to post pictures of the field site where your seedlings came from!
Feel free to let us know how your experiment is going at any time. Is your experiment is going well? Are you starting to see the tiny little seedlings sprouting up under the different treatments? Also, stay tuned! In a couple of weeks when we are working in California we will be posting lots of pictures of these cool wetland plants, some invasive plants and more!
Hope you are having fun!
Akasha and Sharon
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