2 measuring tapes, plastic flags, a clipboard with a piece of paper, a pencil, a compass and a metal grid and push pins.
2 predetermined locations near campus where lichen was found: Sylvan and campus pond
We used photos of specific lichen to aid in identification: Crustose, foliose, fruticose
We marked a 4x4 meter plot of trees in the less urbanized sylvan area and the more urbanized campus pond. We estimated the plots with 4 plastic flags and a meter measuring tape. Once plotted, we used the 100 metal grid plot and recorded the amount of lichen species present on the north-facing side of included trees, 1 meter up from the bottom of the trees. We used a push pin as a placeholder for the 1 meter mark, and recorded the number of species on the clipboard for each trial with the grid until we reached the top of the meter.