Lunch at Transect I
Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 9:16AM
[chuck] in Science, Song Thanh Nature Reserve, rattan workshop

The first transect we did took all day to complete. This is about four times as long as it should normally take, but the first day in the field always involves figuring out a bunch of things, e.g. the rattans, the compass, the GPS, recording the data. We stopped for lunch after 6 plots.  Everyone was tired and hot, yet happy. [NOTE: We tallied ten species of rattan in 2000 square meters, and counted and measured almost 300 individuals. Leeches were scarce].

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