This is an engaging, multi-day, hands-on, lab activity with an outdoor component. Designed to get students to measure a forest plot and derive from that measurement a food web from the data. The students are guided through calculations and steps to create a written lab report at the end of the study. The lab makes reference to the AREF, which we used to stand for Area of Research in the Experimental Forest. This can be any wild area of land available to the students near the school or elsewhere.