The MMMILC Project

Monthly Archives: September 2017


9/21 Trip

On Thursday afternoon, Taylor, Stephanie, and I went out to measure section 326 to 357. It was the coolest day of the week, so it was actually a pretty enjoyable afternoon. Our fun discoveries included: a dead monarch, lots of large…

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Week 3 in the Field

This morning, I went into the field with Elliot and Iason. We couldn’t find any caterpillars, however we identified lots of LAMB and OLAP. Today we also learned our lesson to always check the kit before you leave because when…

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My MMMILC Experience

Hi my name is Kai Taylor, and I’m in Mr. Bastins first period environmental science class. I decided to join the MMMILC project, because I am interested in environmental science, and enjoy the outdoors. It is also convenient that the…

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Week 24 Data Analysis

Another good week of data. See below: I was able to resolve the date discrepancy from weeks 22 and 23, so the count of ALIVE milkweeds is closer to the expected pattern. There were 5 plants that were marked as…

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9/20 Blog

This week our group was assigned milkweeds #358-388 for week 25. The temperature conveniently dropped down to the 70s and now that we’re approaching the next season,the sun is setting noticeably sooner. The place quickly became dark so our group…

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Journey to The Ditch

Hi my name is Jessie Siu and I’m in Mr. Bastin’s 5th period environmental science class. This is really late because it wouldn’t upload the first time but hopefully second times the charm. I’m currently a junior at Davis High…

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Week 2

On Thursday night, I went into the field with Joseph and Victoria. We didn’t see any monarch life on our plants but did get to see many LAMBs and lots of aphids. Our measuring went relatively quickly because many of…

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Week 2 in the field

Today, I went into the field with Byron and Emi.  We found some interesting things at the beginning of our course including a LAMB and a few monarch caterpillars of varying instars.  We also found a gray insect at one…

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9/16 Trip

This past Saturday Everett Sloane and Stephanie Milbrodt went to the ditch to record plants 326 to 357. I sadly could not make it because of our conflicting schedules and a last minute obstacle that presented itself. They went early…

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Second week in the field

This weekend Maddy Lemmo and Jessie Siu headed out to the field to make some measurements on the milkweeds. I, Isa Palacio, could not be there because I was out of town and couldn’t make it in time. Sunday morning…

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