Armed with all the gear we would need to accomplish our task: Trimble (gps), survey sheets, orange measuring pole, measuring tape, chair, compass and metal detector. Wallace is putting in the information on the gps to get started locating this little round metal device called a monument. The size of a half dollar. No easy task.
There are 100 readings, and it is backbreaking work!!! He is the brain and the brawn in this effort...I am just the scribe.
Sound like fun? There are over 200 transects and everybody pitches in at different areas on the refuge. These are upland transects. Next we will be doing them in the meadows and riparian areas. Anyway, it is something else new we have learned how to do. Variety, the spice of life.