Saturday, June 23, 2012

In the woods

Sampling began in earnest these past two weeks, with long 14 hour days spent in the woods--hiking to a sampling plot, driving to another location, scouring my little quadrats for every little twig I could find from spring and figuring out the fall dicots from their two leaves. It's a good time to be in the woods, in the shade, in the prairie grasses and rich forb cover.





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What Formation would the limestone glades in Douglas County be from? Thanks.

Allison Vaughn said...

My geology map on the wall shows a lot of Jefferson City Cotter dolomite, but I have a book in the office that is more detailed...will write back on Monday night...

Allison Vaughn said...

Looks like there are two limestones located in the far northwest corner of Douglas County. They're pretty restricted, but you can find Mississippian Kinderhook and another Mississippian limestone there. Douglas Co. is mostly dolomite.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Is there a book or books you can recommend detailing this geology?

Allison Vaughn said...

Contact DGLS in rolla. They should be able to provide you with a good geology map for missouri. I don't have a direct line to the map folks, but go through the main secretary and tell her what you need. They're a nice outfit. make sure you get the legend with all the abbreviations. That other Mississippian limestone is Osagean. I forgot it last night but looked it up again today...sorry. Not too much limestone in that neck of the woods though.