This was the last week for DHS, and it was surely a busy one for many of you, with graduation and summer plans coming together. Congrats to the graduating seniors among you, and good luck in all your future endeavors!
Unfortunately, it seems like data entry took a hit this week. As of today, 6/16, we only have 85% of the data entered from Week 11, an all-time low for the season. Check out the first panel below, in red.
And check out the missing data on a map:
If you haven’t already done so, please 1) enter your data from Week 11 ASAP, 2) bring your datasheets to Mr. Bastin’s house – or at least email me a photo of them, and 3) bring your field kit to Mr. Bastin’s house. I think there is still some data out there on datasheets, that hasn’t been entered yet, and I’m hoping we can get those data recorded online as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have time to enter the data, please email me a photo of the data before the datasheets get lost. Respect the data – it is irreplaceable!
Interestingly, it looks like maybe we are seeing more monarchs on the southwest part of the transect this week – perhaps they are favoring the cooler, shadier parts? Those are also the smallest plants. I’m also kinda excited to see evidence of a second, smaller wave of eggs that passed through on week 8 (see above) – time will tell if we also see a larvae from this one.
Anyway, mostly I wanted to say thanks to all of you who have spent so much time in the field and entering data – it was fun doing science with you, and your efforts are what make this project possible. Please stay tuned for info on one last get-together in the field with the Growing Green students!