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!

Sagebrush Meadow

Data

Terrestrial Data:

Date:
Weather: Overcast, Raining
Cloud Type: Altostratus
Water or Soil Temp: 3.4 °C
Light: 765 lux
Canopy Cover: 60 %
School: Moscow Middle School
Notes:

Cored a Ponderosa Pine, it was estimated to be 66 years old, but we didn't core all the way to the center.

Snow Data:

Date:
School: Riverside

Terrestrial Data:

Date:
Weather: Clear
Air Temp: 17.5 °C
Water or Soil Temp: 3.4 °C
School: St. Mary's (Boise)
Notes:

Potential energy: 1.634 volts

Terrestrial Data:

Date:
Weather: Clear, Sunny
Air Temp: 12.2 °C
Water or Soil Temp: 6.6 °C
School: St. Mark's Catholic School
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:

Date:
Weather: Overcast
Cloud Type: Cirrus, Stratus
Air Temp: 9.6 °C
Water or Soil Temp: 10.3 °C
Light: 900 lux
Canopy Cover: 60 %
School: Village Charter
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:

Date:
Weather: Clear, Sunny
Air Temp: -1.0
Canopy Cover: 10 %
School: Riverside

Snow Data:

Date:
Weather: Clear
School: Amity

Snow Data:

Date:
School: Amity

Snow Data:

Date:
Weather: Sunny
Cloud Type: Altocumulus
Air Temp: -1.6
Canopy Cover: 0 %
School: Prairie Elementary School