2016 Biodiversity Team- Week 6

By Michelle Lee

What an action-packed week it’s been for the Biodiversity Team!! We started it off with a mini road trip to Rancho Santa Ana this weekend where we picked up 96 plant individuals for our research experiment. The rest of the week on Sage Hill included setting pitfall traps to examine baseline invertebrate diversity, collecting our preliminary soil samples, and PLANTING!! We spent all of Thursday afternoon assigning, planting, weeding, and watering our plots (with some awesome volunteers). Whew!! We are slightly sun-burnt, but completely excited to see our plants grow. Stay tuned to see what we’ll be up to next week!!