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Monthly Archives: April 2017


Week 2 Data

We observed all 318 milkweeds in Week 2, and found 65 (20.4%) of the plants emerged. That is up from 14.4% emerged in the previous week. These are cool data and will help us understand the environmental cues that these…

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Week 2 of Data Collecting!

On Wednesday, my group went out to data collect for milkweeds #321 to #344. Some of the milkweeds were super massive and some even had 20+ stems! A few had caterpillars as well. The difference from last week’s observations compared to now…

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Week Two Data Trip

This week, Kirstin Bastin, Meg Ye and I were assigned plants 321-344. I was unable to go with them to collect the data, but I went and observed the plants today (in the pouring rain). It was quite muddy and…

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Week Two Data Collection

This week I was partnered up with Angela Luo and Kayla Nunes for data collection. We were assigned milkweeds 468 to 491. After meeting by plant 468, we traveled next to the path in tall grass looking for sprouted milkweeds….

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Stats from Week 1!

Week 1 for 2017 started on April 3, with many of the milkweeds still dormant or just starting to emerge. To be more precise, y’all recorded 267 of 317 milkweeds as ‘N.E’ – not emerged, and just 46 of 317…

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Hey guys! Our first data collection at the ditch was a success! We managed to dodge the rain and found a single milkweed sprout! Tate didn’t have rain boots and his everyday sneakers became water shoes but that didn’t stop…

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Week 1 Milkweed Analyis

We went out to the ditch on April 7th to obtain our first Milkweed data set of the project. It it abundantly clear that this is still very early in the Milkweed growing cycle because more than three quarters of…

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Day 1 of Data Collection

I met up with my two partners, Hallie and Alexis, at our assigned milkweeds (#296-320). Since it had rained before, the area we were working in was still a bit muddy and there was water in the ditch. Today it…

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First Official Day of Data Collecting!

Today my group and I data collected officially for the first time. Shauna, Wade, and I went out to milkweed #394-418 right after it had been raining. I made the mistake of wearing normal running shoes, whereas my partners wore appropriate shoes…

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I forgot to post a selfie

Hello everyone! I forgot to post a selfie with my first post so here is a picture of me sitting on a wooden buffalo! Happy Spring Break!

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