Vernal pool lecture

June 6, 2014

Learning assessment example test

June 6, 2014

Blooming goldfields

May 7, 2014

410Here are a bunch of goldfields in  a pool that is in the spring flowering phase!

Monkey flower

May 7, 2014

421After removing the litter this little flower, called a monkey flower, came up.  It is only about an inch tall and like the goldfields doesn’t like it if there is a litter layer on top of it.

Field litter depth experiment

May 7, 2014

257Just like you did litter experiments in your class we put litter depth experiments out in the field.  Can you see the areas with the added litter?  When it is out in the field it turns grey.

Pool with water

May 7, 2014

116Here is a pool that is full of water.  The red flag in the pool is used to mark a permanent plot where we have litter depth experiments going on.  The flag will help us find this plot every time we come back to it.

Jamie looking for invertebrates

May 7, 2014

043  Here Jamie, a professor at a university in Sacramento California, is using a net to scoop out critters swimming around the pools.

Chris using survey equipment

May 7, 2014

20140427_165621 Here is Chris, a student in our lab, looking through a level to see the elevation of each pool.  Although we do a lot of work looking at the plants we also ask questions about pool water levels and the soil characteristics.

Akasha monitoring the plants

May 7, 2014

371 Our research lab does a lot of work in the field taking plant measurements.  Here is Akasha counting blooming goldfields in a research plot.

Flowers

April 16, 2012

On our recent visit to the field site in California this pool was bursting with color from the vernal pool species flowering!