The first micronet study is now complete. Cuyama Valley was instrumented using Onset micro-stations with temperature and soil moisture sensors for two full seasons. I made some very important discoveries in wrapping it up this autumn.
- Cables are heavy.
- Animals are much more active in the summer.
- Cables are yummy to animals.
- Deploying loggers with sensors is a magnet for new burrows.
- Heat cooks batteries.
Here is hoping the data recovered are just as fascinating. Honestly, I am tempted to do a wire-addition experiment. Observation suggests that there is a very real magnet effect of wires.