The MMMILC Project

Monthly Archives: June 2017


Our first blog of 2017

My name is Jessica Padilla.  My highlight from yesterday was the first team building exercise we did which was memorizing the names of everyone while we were throwing toys at each other and having to memorize who we threw the…

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Hello, Summer! Analyses for Week 9

This is the last week for DHS, who will be knocking out week 10 before graduation day on June 9. You guys have all done an amazing job, and I hope it has been a good experience for you as…

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2nd to Last Week

This past Wednesday¬†we ventured out into the ditch for the second to last time. The weather was beautiful– sunny but not too hot, a very nice day to begin to close up the internship. In the section we monitored, the…

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Week 10

For our last week of the internship, Meg, Sarah and I went to the ditch around 4:15 today. We had all of our plants except 2 so it was about an hour long trip. We had plants 247-271 and those…

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Week 9

Week nine in the ditch! This week I worked with David Yo and Shauna Wallace. Our group was assigned plant #223-246. We found a number of big plants and some smaller but concentrated ones. Some of the plants have already…

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Week 9

This week I went down to the Ditch early Sunday evening. It was about 85 degrees and a cool breeze was blowing. My dog, Daisy, and she accompanied me as I surveyed the plants. Our section of plants, 345-369, consisted…

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Almost Summer

This week, week nine, our group ventured out to The Ditch to collect data on plants 394 to 418 on June 3rd around 3:30pm. I was paired with Sarah Grahn and Tate Perez. We were surprised to find very little…

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Black or blue beetle?

June 2 It was a sizzling Friday afternoon. The sun was almost directly overhead, but slightly offset given that it was 3 pm. Littered around the thriving milkweeds was dry grass. The bright green milkweeds stood out against the brittle…

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