Your job is to draw a sketch of the 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.
You will need:
- Cardboard clipboard with bullclip or butterfly clip
- Drawing paper
- Pencil on a string attached to the clipboard
- hand lens or jeweler's loupe on a string
You will need to:
Make a small center fold on the paper. When you arrive at the study site, listen for the parameters for the drawingwhat 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.