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Monthly Archives: April 2016


Week 2

Today I went down with my partner Michael Ibrahim to plants 421-452. It had rained for the past few days so our feet were soaked and muddy by the end of our outing. With the blue markers showing where the…

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April 10th

Today Sydney Russo and I went to the trench to collect data for plants 389 through 420. The trip was made much easier with the placement of the blue flags, it cut the time we spent looking for the plants…

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Week 2

For the second week, I was paired with Angela and Fox, and together we went into the ditch Friday to collect our data. With the help of the new blue marker flags, finding the plants became much easier, and the…

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Week 2: Getting the Hang of It

Hello everyone! Week Two’s data collection went by much faster than Week One, mainly due to the addition of helpful blue flags by the location of each plant. I surveyed plants 452 to 483 with Sean Mahoney and Griffin Duisenberg….

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Week Two in the Field

This week my partner was Scott Soderquist. As we began taking data on a hot, dry Thursday I started to notice how quickly things moved once we got the hang of things. Our data collection was very fast and it…

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First time in the field

My name is Morgan Mooney-McCarthy, I am a junior. I wanted to do this internship to gain field research experience. The first time I went to the ditch it was hard to locate the pipeline at first, but once I…

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First Trip to Santa Barbara for 2016

First Visit On February 7th, 2016 a few friends and I stayed the night at the Upper Oso campground after bouldering near Lizard’s Mouth Rock. I had suggested we stay there so I could check up on the A. californica…

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Week One Recap, 2016

That was a quite a week in the ditch. The grass was tall, and the milkweeds were (mostly) short. Hats off to those of you stalwart few who really had to go find your plants in the very high grass –…

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Week 1

This week I went down to the ditch with Kyle Tran and Scott Soderquist to find plants 421-452. We got down there around 4:10 PM on March 2nd and quickly found the milkweeds. However, we only measured 4 milkweeds because…

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Week One

My partners this past week were Maddie English and Maya Tripathi.  The plants we were in charge of were plants 453 to 484.  Out of those 31 plants we only were able to measure around six plants because most of…

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