The following is your field trip pre-trip assignment. Complete questions 1 and 2;
on question two. Use a separate sheet of paper. If you need to use a geological
dictionary for some words, there is one in the library. This assignment should take you
1 hour or more so dont wait until the morning of the trip to start. Read the second set of
questions so you will know what to look for during the field trip.
1. Define the following words. We should use all of the following vocabulary on the
trip; if not, then ask;
2. Note: this question will need to be completed the morning of the trip. You will be
required to determine the length of your pace using the path marked. Begin by
pacing the path in both directions, counting your steps. It is best to use a natural
but deliberate step. When you have a consistent number of steps/paces for the
path, divide the length of the marked path by that number of paces i.e. steps.
Your pace is_________meters per step.
The pre-trip assignment is a required part of the field trip report and must be
included; however, your rough field trip notes should not be submitted.
This field trip will be conducted in two parts. The first part takes place on campus.
You will have a lunch break and then must meet the bus for the second part of the trip.
You must complete both halves of the field trip or your report will not be graded.
I will initial the pre-trip during the bus ride to the botanical gardens. During this part of
the trip, you will need to take data to use in answering the write-up questions. Read
these questions before we leave and ask about parts that you do not understand before
Following are the questions to be completed on the field trip and written
up afterwards. Type all answers, put them in the order given, and include your
pre-trip at the end. You may need to neatly redraw the required sketches
and place them in the proper location.
UCR Botanical Gardens
|Acacia greggii: cats claw||Agave sp.: agaves|
|Amaryllis belladonna: naked lady||Aloe.: aloe|
|Calliandra euophylla: fairy duster||Cercidium floridum.: blue palo verde|
|Echinocactus: golden barrel|
|Echinoopsis sp.: a cactus group|
|Eschscholzia california: California|
|Lavandula sp.: lavender|
|Isomeritus arborea: bladderpod||Marah macrocarpus: wild cucumber|
|Lycium brevipes:frutilla||Opuntia sp.: various cactus including|
the prickly pear
|Notacactus sp.: a catus group||prosopis articulate: Mesquite|
|Platanus racemosa:sycamore||Romneya coulterl: matilija poppy|
|Prunus fremonti: desert apricot||Salvia greggil:autumn sage|
|Sedum sp.:||Simmondsia chinensis: jpboba|