Becki and her awesome science team took Mt. Lemmon by Storm this morning. The rain couldn’t hold us back at Babad Do’ag, as data collection began – collecting temperature, humidity, elevation, air pressure, wind and plant diversity measurements. As the rain crept in, our scientific skills only got stronger! By the time we got to Middle Bear we were in full force, nothing could stop us …… until we got distracted by the sight of a monstrous beast : The Horned Toad Lizard! After filling our brains with environmental knowledge, unraveling the secrets of the bark beetles mysterious world and learning how tree rings hold the key to our past we were off to see some Hoodoos!
After reaching the summit at 9,157 ft, we spent the next hour and a half hiking around discovering the local environment. We were astonished by the fungi, lichens and moss coating the trees and the gigantic cowboy toilet paper (Common Mullein) alongside the trails!