From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

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
Published: May 6, 2015 at 6:55 am
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All illustrations by Alan Batley

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

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

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

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

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Authors

Sarah McPhersonFeatures editor, BBC Wildlife Magazine
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