|Evan sits on top of the piece of the outcrop that has fallen off.|
|Up closer you can see the swiss cheese markings in the bedrock and the plants and spiders on the surface.|
At the next stops we noticed that Buck Creek had evidence of human manipulation. The manicured lawn we sat on, trash floating in water, the straight channel edge. These converged with nature: water, trees, and muck. How would our hypotheses be different at different scales? Could we ask the same questions if we examined the ground near an invasive shrub by the waters edge as we would ask if we were sampling water flowing in Buck Creek that reflected the signature of the landscape and groundwaters it drained?
|The bank of the stream contains vegetation, we wondered if it would be the same 1000 years ago.|
|Looking downstream we thought about how examining one small plant, or rock, would reveal very different things than collecting water from the entire stream.|