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Monthly Archives: August 2016


Among today’s milkweed encounters, we saw some distinguishing features in our section. It appeared as though there were more plants that were “not emerged” as opposed to being lush and vibrant like the plants were during the beginning duration of…

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8/10-8/11 SB Trip

Hello and Happy Thursday! Last week we finished up our first visits of August. Here is what we experienced and observed. Enjoy! Our first day was spent at the Davy Brown and Nira Sites. To our excitement, the temperature stayed…

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Hot Monitoring Day

On a afternoon on Monday August 15, 2016 the GEO students were out monitoring the milkweed plants. What we discovered is that the plants are getting more of a dark green color rather than a healthy green. Does this mean…

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Weeks 18-20 Recap: Lots of Larvae

The last few weeks have been hectic, with busy and changing schedules. This recap covers the last three weeks, weeks 18-20. Check it out: It looks like the number of live plants is remarkably steady – the plants might be…

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8/8/16

Today was a pretty hot day, but there was a nice light wind to balance it out. Most of the milkweed plants were small, but some of them were N.E. There were also a few that were not as small,…

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7/27-7/28 SB Trip

Hello, and happy August!  This week, we managed to pull off another successful trip down in Santa Barbara, despite some hectic schedules.  The first day, I only had Carly with me. We had a late start, and made our way…

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Week 18 Adventures

This week , nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. We started at 9:00 in the morning and ended around 10:30. All teams had over 30 plants to measure. Most of the teams were done early so they had to…

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