Stephanie, the park biologist, asked for volunteers to help with a vegetation transect. This involves sectioning off a 20 meter by 50 meter area where different sizes of vegetation are recorded in order to obtain a general estimate of what kinds of vegetation are in a particular area of the park. Several people who are taking the Texas Master Naturalists class came to help out.
For the next task, one corner of the transect was marked off into a space 10m X 25m, and any vegetation between one inch and six inches was counted and identified by species.
Stephanie had made a measuring tool from some pvc pipe held together with rope. This tool was used to delineate a space 1m X 3m. Here we were to list all the plants in this area.