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Monthly Archives: July 2017


A Good Day

Today, out in the field, we saw a number of large milkweeds. I also, for the first time, saw a monarch caterpillar in person and it was larger than expected. I also saw pods for the first time while monitoring…

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Confusing Yet Interesting Day

Today, as the blogger once again, I didn’t see any caterpillars. I saw at least 3 pods that were opened but that was about it. But there could be some in other sections. Usually, there would and should be caterpillars…

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A Beautiful Day

Story by -Nayely Rios Today’s weather was sunny and windy, the perfect weather for me. As my group and I analyzed our first Milkweed plant we noticed a gopher hole the size of a baseball, the milkweed was not effected…

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WOW! Is that a monarch?

July 24, 2017 The weather is 88% in Davis. It’s a beautiful day, it’s not too hot nor too cold, the monarchs are flying, the honey bees are buzzin. But wait! Did I just saw a monarch?! Yes, I did….

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Easy Day

Today was an easy day with Sandy and Haley. Most of the Milkweed were not emerged and it was pretty shady. As you can see in the picture we had a nice view of the water. I saw a lot…

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The monarch caterpillar

Today me and my group fond a first instar of the monarch caterpillar it was eating milkweed. We also saw a milkweed with 30 steams and 11 ponds and 15 umbles.  Then we found  a large milkweed bug on a…

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Interesting Day Outside

Today was a pretty hot day. Luckily, my group and I were in the shady area. Helping Edwin with the plants, I would spot a Praying Mantis in almost each milkweed. Not only that we had also spotted two Crab…

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Hot But A Nice Day

r In a beautiful hot day I was walking with Jacky, and while we were walking together she saw a Caterpillar that was at stage 4. I was like “whoa that is a big one” and she said “lets take…

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MMMILC Week: 15

Today my job was to walk around the milkweeds and record any interesting things. On plant 340 I got to take a picture of a 2nd instar Caterpillar  it was 6.8 mm long. There was one of the plants that…

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Week 15

Hey everyone I’m Jacky, I am blogging today yay so much fun. Its Monday July 10 the temperature outside is 83 degrees, the highest it will get is 97 degrees today. While working in the heat I found many bugs…

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