This time around we visited the Lost Marsh Wetland measuring DO and discharge and collecting water chemistry and vegetation samples. After two days of wading through thick vegetation and some mucky water, we were able to collect data from a little over 20 sites. Despite the difficulty of navigating the wetland, I’m going to miss being out in the field next week. Exploring the wetland is fun and tiring all at the same time.
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The first wetland
We got to go on our first field trip to the wetland last week. Ailsa and I took the canoe out to collect samples of vegetation/depth/water chemistry out in open water. The canoeing was great! The problem was transporting it.
Andrea and I quickly had a system going as we worked through each sample site. Sample the water, tape off the edges of the water, grab the ADV that Amy set up, take velocity readings in the cross section. Surprisingly, despite hours of sampling, I still loved seeing what site we would end up at next. The variety of vegetation, culverts, and water quality was so interesting. I can’t wait to take the data/samples back to the lab and see what all we’ve gathered from two long days in the field!
Second Day of Orientation
Who’s ready to tour SAFL legally?