How to make... a measuring quadrant

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

Measuring quadrant
Illustrations by Alan Batley


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


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



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



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



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