The landscape study kicked into full gear in July, helped by our two intrepid undergraduates, Brooke and Adam. Here we are unpacking the trucks for a full day of slug additions across the landscape gradient. These additions required a huge amount of planning and preparation, but went off without a hitch.
This shot gives some idea of how the team was spread out across the landscape during many days in July. I took this photo while doing slug additions in stream 9. In the foreground are Jim, Adam and Dan doing the same in stream 7. Further back, Junks is doing a slug in stream 6, while in the distance one can just see Brooke and Wyatt doing their slugs in stream 5. Beautiful! The question now is: can this be done in winter? We'll have to wait and see.