Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1969) 16: 80- 80

A technique for writing field notes in wet weather

Short Communication
G. A. Scott  
  1. Botany Department, University of Otago

[First paragraph...]
One of the greatest drawbacks to intensive field work in areas of high rainfall is the difficulty of recording data on paper during wet weather. The traditional surveyor's technique of working under an awning or large umbrella is impracticable for anyone who has to work by himself and is difficult in a wind. Writing on paper held inside an inverted polythene bag is cumbersome and is practicable only for occasional notes.