Tom and Julia were given the task of re-taping the tick traps that
Dr. Allan uses in the field.
On Thursday the Glade Team TERFers, Maddie and Julia, went to work with the Prairie Team. Being in a natural outdoor environment, a lot of work must be done to maintain the experimental prairie plots to ensure that the data is not compromised. One job that must be done is the removal of unwanted plants, such as invasive thistle and vetch and even tree saplings. That was the job for Maddie, Julia, and "Uber-TERFer" Brendan Hellebusch Thursday morning. Once the unwanted plants were removed, the Prairie Team plus the two glade TERFers, sorted plant samples from a few of the plots.
Maddie Willis in the prairie.
Julia Steger scanning one of the plots for any sign of tree saplings.
Maddie Willis cuts down a tree that has grown in an experimental plot.