Happy fall to you all, the air is crisp and cold, and the leaves are changing
These transitions mean that summer hiking is over and so is our 2017
MeadoWatch season! We have
officially closed down both the Reflection Lakes and Glacier Basin hikes, are
in the process of removingplot markers (they are removed for Glacier Basin
, will be for Reflection Lakes shortly), and placed climate
sensors to monitor temperatures over the winter.
Just in time too, as I was cleaning up the Glacier Basin last Saturday,
I encountered a light snow shower passing through at the top of the hike,
although you would may not have guessed based on the photo below. On that note, if you decide to
go hiking in the fall be sure to bring extra layers as the weather can change
Without all your hard work and enthusiasm, MeadoWatch would not be such a success, and we are so
grateful to have awesome volunteers! Over the next few months we will begin to enter your data, so as a
friendly reminder, please send us any completed data sheets if you have not submitted them already
(don’t worry, there is not such thing as phenological mismatch when it comes to late data sheets!). If you are
interested in volunteering to help with data entry, please keep an eye out for an email in the coming month.
Enjoy beautiful fall season and we look forward to seeing out on the trails again next year!
All the best,
Your MeadoWatch Team