Sketch of a Study Site

The purpose of the sketch is to get "a big picture" of the study site. A scientist's sketch is a sketch, not an artist's drawing. Make a small center fold on the paper. When you arrive at the study site, listen for the parameters for the drawing—what should be on the left side, where center is for the sketch, and what should be on the right side of the sketch. Label any known vegetation or objects. Depending on the size of the site, you can make several drawings or one panoramic sketch.