In the morning today we worked on cataloging all of the caterpillars that we collected yesterday. I know that it might not sound that exciting but it is a really important part of the research data collection. Sometimes research is exciting and sometimes it means putting family, genus, and species into the catalog. Today we also went into the field and found a 10 meter by 10 meter plot in the middle of the woods. In this plot we found all the plant species and identified them and counted their leaves by estimation. We also looked for any caterpillars that might be in our plot.
One thing that we are constantly needing to do is to avoid the major amounts of poison ivy. In the picture you see above, all of the green leaves are poison ivy. It is growing like crazy here and we need to be really careful.
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