I hope y'all are enjoying the MeadoWatch season so far! We are
incredibly thankful for everything y'all do!
Personally, I'm loving my MeadoWatch experience and the
opportunities I've been given to engage with people
interested in and devoted to living a life rooted in conservation
and responsible environmental stewardship. This past Friday,
MeadoWatch had the pleasure of hiking and collecting
phenology data with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
Program (DDCSP) along the Reflection Lakes trail. The DDCSP at
the University of Washington is a "multi-summer, undergraduate
experiential learning experience that explores conservation across food, water, climate, and ecosystems of the
Friday morning, we were treated to a presentation on seed predation by some of the scholars. Then, we
drove to Reflection Lakes, split up into 5 groups of 4-5 people and embarked on our hike. It was a bit cloudy,
and the mountain was coy, but the cool breeze and mild temperatures made for a beautiful day on the trails!
On the administrative side of things, all plots are now snow free. Additionally, all plot markers (except for
plot 11 at Reflection Lakes) have been placed.
As always, happy hiking and I hope to see you on the trails!
All the Best,
Joshua and Your MeadoWatch Team