Field instructions

Printable Field Instructions

To contribute to our collection of data, we ask that you do 3 sets of observations (about 40 minutes each) while Claytonia is in bloom in your area. Because getting observations done on three different days can be hard during Claytonia’s short bloom time, we recommend that you get them done as soon as possible – all on the same day, if necessary. Before you go out, you’ll need to learn about the pollinators, find a patch of Claytonia to observe, become familiar with the procedures, and collect your materials. During your observations, you’ll observe and record all of the insects that visit your focal patch. After your observations, you’ll enter your data into the data sheet on the computer and send it in for analysis!