Week 5 Recap: Big Cats

Here’s my new favorite quote, suggested from one of my former lab members: “Ninguém educa ninguém, ninguém educa a si mesmo, os homens se educam entre si, mediatizados pelo mundo.” – Paulo Freire

This week was good in the field, but Tab and I got knocked over by a fierce virus which left us both incapacitated for days. Thus, the late blog post – better late than never. Thanks to all of you for getting your data in pretty good shape – results are in!

The caterpillars are getting fewer, but bigger:

Capture

Seems like the spring pulse might be passing, though there is no shortage of milkweed. More than ever. So why are there fewer monarchs?

Here’s another interesting pattern I noticed:

Capture2

 

Check out the larvae found column. What do you make of that? Any hypotheses? Could it really be that some people have found 30, while others have seen zero?

Cheers,

Louie

 

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