nice day(s) in slo
here are some random pictures from last week. I am taking a plant ecology class this quarter and we have labs in the field every friday afternoon.
Last week we had out quadrant sampling lab in Montan de Oro state beach
Here is a shot of some of my classmates looking at some plant while our professor lectures. For the last two weeks, we have been taking an inventory of shrub plants growing on these dunes.
From the spot where i was sitting during the lecture, I managed to get a nice shot of Morro Bay. I think my class mate was laughing at me because i was pretending to be all studious and take a picture of the mock heather shrub. Just in the distance you can see morro rock right next to the power plant.
Here is Liz, a friend of mine and an Earth Sciences major. For sampling using the quadrant method, the class set up an 300m by 300m grid and then would pick out a spot pickingout a random X and Y coordinate. Then at the coordinate spot we cataloged all the plant species in a sphere with a 2m radius. Often we would end up all standing in the middly of some buckwheat or mock heather.
The next day...
The next day , a saturday afternoon, I went hiking with my friend Avery at Bishop's Peak. Here is a shot of San Luis Moutain with the city below from the top of Bishop's.
Here is another shot of San Luis and Cal Poly. Also featured is the back of Avery's head.
Here is Avery making a strange face. Avery and I used to play co-ed intramural soccer together. He's a pretty good player.
There I am .
While we were sitting at the top of the peak, some rock climbers showed up and started repeling down. It was then that Avery and I both started talking about how we are afraid of heights. That progressed to a conversation about all our secret fears about what could go wrong on the top of Bishops peak.
A shot of part of Bishops from the other. Needless to say , we kinda got freaked out.
and I got stuck. For about 5 minutres i was too afraid to get down. So avery took a picture. I eventually gotdown with some assistance. It was a good day.