Reductive Observation of plants at site #38

To really comprehend the observation of the group of plants at this site and to understand how they interact we need to visually disassemble them into types. We do this by using standard descriptions. These descriptions may have areas of overlap. This has good and bad aspects. The positive result is redundancy in stated observation for improved confirmation. The down side is possible confusion in terminology. This can have an appearance of conflict of intention.

Here is how I started to look at the area by types of visual appearance. The descriptions include:

  • Vines, as a description of attachment to other structures
  • Succulents, as a group of plants which have a particular anatomy but may be vines and have air roots
  • Air plants, as a method of sustenance but also they are not connected to the earth
  • Ferns, as a type of plants
  • Mosses, as a type of plants

Reductive observation is an important portion of Scientific Method and is sometimes called Methodological Reductionism. It is a way of dividing a problem into smaller parts and simplifying solutions to questions that may arise. We will use this method throughout our exploration in our Everglades Ark.

incorporated in the Epicollect5 database are the visual characteristics that we will use in the Everglades Ark.

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