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Monthly Archives: October 2017


Week 29

My group, Taylor, Everett, and I went out Saturday morning very early. It was very cold probably around 45ºF.  Most of the pods on the plants are dried and open, ready to release their seeds. This week had the first…

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Week 29

My group went out to the ditch on Thursday after school around 2 PM. As many other groups have said, many of our plants were not emerged or they were dead so it was a pretty quick trip. We saw…

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10/19/17

Like many of the other participants have have been noticing, a good portion of my group’s plants this week have been dead, dying, or not emerged. As a result, my group and I got through our assigned plants quickly however we…

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Week 28

  The wind was really picking up this week so the plants were slightly more difficult to measure. Luckily the wind helps keep the temperature down and the work is getting easier (for better or worse) as more of the…

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10/15/17 Field Day

Today my two partners, Theodore and Katie met a the ditch to monitor our milkweeds of the week. Their trip must have been a quick one because from the look of our data they had mostly NE’s with only a…

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Morning trip to the field

Today we met at the ditch in the morning to measure our plants for the week. We had a relatively fast trip as many of our plants were not emerged and many were dying. We noticed that a lot of…

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Collecting Data 10/14/17

On Saturday afternoon, Alexander, Sarah, and I went out to the ditch to collect data for section 199-229. It was a windy day, but luckily it wasn’t too hot. Many of the plants weren’t emerged, so recording measurements went quickly….

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Milkweed Plants!!

Today my group went to the milkweed plants on another adventure to measure and record the growth of the milkweeds!!! Overall everything seemed normal and overall so exciting! The weather was great so it made measuring even more fun! We…

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10/14 data collection

Today Amelia Allison, Fiona Chertok, and I met around 10 o’clock this morning to start the data collection. Today was especially windy and made it a little harder to record, but it all went fine. We observed a lot of…

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10/7 Ditch Visit

On Saturday morning I went with butterfly enthusiasts Tina and Theo to inspect some milkweeds and find some interesting critters. There were many milkweeds which were not emerged and not many bugs were on our plants, but lots of LAMBs…

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