Sagebrush Meadow

The Sagebrush Meadow is one of the first ecosystems that students encounter when entering Ponderosa State Park. It is immediately recognizable by its strong sagey smell, except when it is buried by snow!

Blog Posts

Sparkly Fluffy MOSSy Narwhals Snow What's Up!

January 18, 2017 • by Amanda C.'s team

Tomas, Rook, Ty, Ellie, Flannery, Kayla, Aiden, and fearless chaperones Matt and Jolie learned... Read More  

 

MOSS Squad Day Four

November 3, 2016 • by Ava I.'s team

It was really fun collecting and building our model.

I liked playing camo!

I like... Read More  

 

We are The.

May 10, 2016 • by Sadie P.'s team

We sang some cool songs about certain trees like Ponderosa Pine Tree, Douglas fir, and the... Read More  

 

We are The.

May 10, 2016 • by Sadie P.'s team

We sang some cool songs about certain trees like Ponderosa Pine Tree, Douglas fir, and the... Read More  

 

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April 26, 2016 • by Hailey F.'s team

Today the Smelly Savage Turtle Fireballs had a lot of fun discovering "neat"-ure. Our first stop... Read More  

 

The Six Mile (5.75 mile) Hike

February 23, 2016 • by Hailey F.'s team

Our small group of Riverstone 5th graders--The MOSSy Abominables--rose early and set off on an... Read More  

 

Willy Wonka and the Oompas Loompas discover Narnia!

February 10, 2016 • by Jodi P.'s team

Here are the Oompas reporting live from Ponderosa State Park! This morning we strapped on our... Read More   Includes data!

 

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January 15, 2016 • by Hailey F.'s team

Hey there MOSSers!

Luke, Marina, Jodi, Laura and I just finished up digging a snowpit and... Read More   Includes data!

 

Fabulous Fighting Foxes diggin' snow pits!The Fabulous Fighting Foxes pounce in the snow!

January 14, 2016 • by Jodi P.'s team

The Fabulous Fighting Foxes had a great day pouncing in the snow and diggin' snow pits! We dug a... Read More   Includes data!

 

WebEx today!

January 11, 2016 • by caitlin.rushlow.'s team

Here we are doing a demo!

 

 

Data

Terrestrial Data: 4/26/2017 - 10:00am
Date: 4/26/2017 - 10:00am
Ava I's team
Weather: Overcast, Raining
Cloud Type: Altostratus
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Soil Temperature: 3.4°C
Light: 765lux
Canopy Cover: 60%
Observation Notes: Cored a Ponderosa Pine, it wa estimated to be 66 years old, but we didn't core all the way to the center.   
Snow Data: 2/7/2017 - 10:45am
Date: 2/7/2017 - 10:45am
Amy T's team
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
School: Riverside
Terrestrial Data: 11/8/2016 - 11:00am
Date: 11/8/2016 - 11:00am
Kori R's team
Weather: Clear
Air Temperature: 17.5°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Soil Temperature: 3.4°C
Observation Notes: Potential energy: 1.634 volts
Terrestrial Data: 11/2/2016 - 1:45am
Date: 11/2/2016 - 1:45am
Ava I's team
Weather: Clear, Sunny
Air Temperature: 12.2°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Soil Temperature: 6.6°C
Observation Notes: Soil Moisture 13.2% lots of pine trees, sagebrush and pine cones. It looked really dry but it was actually really wet.
Terrestrial Data: 9/14/2016 - 2:30pm
Date: 9/14/2016 - 2:30pm
Ava I's team
Weather: Overcast
Cloud Type: Cirrus, Stratus
Air Temperature: 9.6°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Soil Temperature: 10.3°C
Light: 900lux
Canopy Cover: 60%
School: Village Charter
Observation Notes: The ground was very dry when we sat down to make observations  We found insect eggs on a sagebrush during our exploration Only a few tree species and mature trees near our collection site Lots of grayish colors and a dull appearance   
Snow Data: 2/9/2016 - 10:45am
Date: 2/9/2016 - 10:45am
Jodi P's team
Weather: Clear, Sunny
Air Temperature: -1.0°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Canopy Cover: 10%
Snow Depth: 109.0cm
School: Riverside
Snow Data: 2/2/2016 - 4:15am
Date: 2/2/2016 - 4:15am
Wes K's team
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Snow Depth: 100.0cm
School: Amity
Snow Data: 2/2/2016 - 10:30am
Date: 2/2/2016 - 10:30am
Nell D's team
Weather: Clear
Air Temperature:
Dissolved Oxygen:
Snow Depth: 109.0cm
School: Amity
Snow Data: 1/14/2016 - 6:45pm
Date: 1/14/2016 - 6:45pm
Jodi P's team
Weather: Sunny
Cloud Type: Altocumulus
Air Temperature: -1.6°C
Dissolved Oxygen:
Canopy Cover: 0%
Snow Depth: 87.0cm