Hi everyone! My name is Celeste Kaplan and I am a junior at Davis High School. I love spending time outdoors and soaking up some sun in nature, so this internship was right up my alley. I am also very excited for the research experience I will be getting over the next few months while working in the field with the milkweed plants and monarchs. Being a part of this project is a great opportunity and will prepare me for college and jobs in the future!
My journey to “The Ditch” was just as I expected, and I had a fairly easy time finding a flag that marked milkweed plant #212 . The weather was PERFECT which made for a really enjoyable adventure. I saw the cutest little lizard on the path down to the ditch that had the longest lizard tail I had ever seen. Super surprising stuff. I had a great first trip to the ditch and I’m looking forward to the many more to come!