It’s time to remind you to send in your photos and a few details, as the tank is running dry. In fact, this is the last item in the tank.
Today’s reader is Roger Sorensen, Citizen Scientist. His words are indented, and as lagniappe has a pair of “spot the” photos.
Greetings from “Lake Wobegon”!I thought I’d finally get a reader photo to you. I’m in my “outdoor office,” the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Minnesota. I volunteer there collecting water quality monitoring (WQM) data at seven sites on the St. Francis River in and near the Refuge. The WQM program is a citizen science program run by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. At each sampling site I judge the recreational quality of the river and measure water clarity, temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. There’s normally a lot of volunteer work going on at the Refuge, but with COVID restrictions in place I’m the only volunteer currently allowed there since this fieldwork is a one-man show with no public or Refuge staff contact.
MPCA Citizen Science: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/citizen-water-monitoringAlso, just for fun, I’m including a dead easy “spot the crayfish” photo taken at one of my WQM sites.