The MMMILC Project

Monthly Archives: July 2016


STARTED TOGETHER,ENDED TOGETHER

Today my partners and I were walking and studying the milkweed plants we gathered a lot of information we saw things that we have not seen before such as a caterpillar that was turning into a prepupa it was an…

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Week 17 Recap: Tables and Figures

Last week, in tables and figures: Looks like we are starting to lose some live plants out there. If you see plant that looks dead, please mark it as DEAD, not NE. Check out the last two panels especially –…

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MMMILC monitoring week #17

Today is July 22nd and the 17th week of monitoring. My partners for the day were Andrew and Edwin, our section was filled with large plants and plenty of caterpillars, as well as a single monarch. I did not measure…

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Week 16 Recap: Big Caterpillars

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.” –John le Carré The word on the street last week was that there were some big caterpillars out there. I’ve got the analysis script running right now, so hopefully,…

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Late June & Mid July Trips

Hello! This is a double-trip blog again for my last two trips to SB. This is because unfortunately, I dunked my phone at my other job (at a kayak shop) in the ocean. Needless to say that means I no…

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Started Short, Ended Strong!!

Today  we were out in the field of the milkweed program project and we were looking around at the plants we saw a lot of plants that were not emerged (NE) and others that were ok there were a lot of…

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Week 15 Recap: 8709 person-minutes and counting

Week 15 went well – the GGI is getting very fast out there. We did a survey of the participants on Friday, and it looks like things are going well: That’s good, and it probably means we’ve gotten past the…

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Finally, the Monarchs!

This week is my 3rd week working in the field with the MMMILC project. It went by a lot faster this time around with the students, including myself, being able to get the hang of things. My partners, Jacob and…

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Week 14 Recap: Getting Hot

It really feels like summer now, with the temperatures regularly in the triple digits. The MMMILC data is showing that as well, with a pretty significant decline in the numbers of milkweeds that are still alive this week. It went…

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