|Figure 2. Walking to Nose Hill grasslands. Photo by KS.|
We started not knowing much about Nosehill as a piece of land but quickly learned about the diversity in plant species that is supported by Nosehill, this diversity can be experienced if you view our vodcast at the end of the blog. For the diversity, we chose to focus on the plants that grow in nosehill’s grassland by identification through preservation, a process you will read about more in depth later through the blog. An aspect that we knew directly affected the growth of plants and diversity is soil, so the second testing that was conducted for the grassland biome was testing of the soil nutrients with a soil sample collected from the transect and aquarium testing kits.