How to make a measuring quadrant

Make a simple quadrant to help you count the wildflowers in your garden or local patch. 

Illustrations by Alan Batley

All illustrations by Alan Batley

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1

Nail four lengths of wood into a simple square (a square photo frame would also do).

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2

Divide each length of the frame into equal thirds, and mark these points with a pen.

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3

Pin four lengths of string across the frame to divide the quadrat into nine squares.

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4

Place the quadrat in random areas of a field and record the flowers square by square.

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