The MMMILC Project

Monthly Archives: June 2017


A Different Find

Today I went out with Salman and Sandy to study plants 199 to 229 in the northeastern most corner of the research area. We only managed to find some caterpillar eggs -and a small milkweed beetle crawling among the flowers…

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GGI Week 13

I returned to boring Davis this weekend after 2 weeks in the tropics of Granada, Nicaragua. I began my first measurements today with the help of my more experienced teammates. Everything was fairly easy, except waking up on time (I’m…

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Week 12 Data: Bigger Milkweed, Bigger Monarch?

We were in an impressive heatwave last week – temperatures well above 100 F (38 C) for more than a week! The salwart GGI crew was out early to beat the heat on Monday, and collected these data: We have…

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Growing Green Int. Week:2

When my group was studying milkweed plant number 312 we happen to see a bee collecting pollen from an umbel.  On Milkweed bud number 305 my group found a OLAP meaning Oleander Aphid. First Monarch Butterfly I saw during the…

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Feline Distraction

Today me (Melina), Julie and Maddy had milweeds 326-354. As we were just finishing 1/4 of our milkweeds we noticed a loud meowing coming from the green belt. We didn’t look though and just ignored it but as I was…

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Week 2 of GGI

Today was a hot day, but we worked fast and finished recording the data. When we were in the process of recording data there were many plants that weren’t emerging. The plants that were emerged they had a few bees….

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Week 11 Data Analysis: Growing Green hits the ground running

The DHS crew is a great job in the last week of the spring MMMILC Project just before graduation, and the Growing Green Internship hit the ground running in week 11 of the MMMILC Project, picking things up without a…

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Monitoring Day 1

This is the first day where my team and I collected data from our Milkweed plants (Julie, Alejandro and I ). The milkweeds are located on the North Davis Riparian Greenbelt and they are a part of a scientific study…

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Week 10

This week Amy Fang, Maya Mchale and I went out to the ditch to collect our data on our milkweeds. The weather was pretty nice but humid. The plants had gotten a lot larger than in the beginning weeks of…

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Week 10

This week Carolanne, Nancy, and I went out to the ditch on Monday the 5th of June right after school got out. It was quite hot but luckily we were able to go through the plants at a speedy pace…

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