I’m Tracy, a senior at Davis High School, a student in Mr. Bastin’s fifth period Environmental Science class, and an excited new intern for the MMMILC Project! I think this is a great opportunity to work in the field and experience nature in a more scientific way.
I took my first official trip to the ditch on Thursday and helped the experienced Maddie Spangler collect data in 103 degrees. We saw three monarch caterpillars, and helped catch a praying mantis for Maddie’s zoobot project. I took a second trip to the ditch this morning while walking my dog to practice spotting the milkweed plants. I didn’t realize how many milkweed plants I’d been passing without noticing for the past three years!