Some sites have not had many seedlings while others have lots!! Yesterday we were at Bald Mountain in Boulder County. Lesley was kind enough to help us out. I think she had fun with the densiometer. 🙂
When a plot (at most locations we survey 5 plots) has many visible seedlings, we take one “pie piece” instead of counting the entire the plot. Yesterday we counted one full site, and then 3 sub samples. Guess how many seedlings we counted? 491 total! And remember that’s only a subsample. Our necks are feeling it today!
Field work is so fun!