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Alexandra Volker
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MS student in Iowa State's Interdepartmental Microbiology program
MS student in Iowa State's Interdepartmental Microbiology program

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It's been a while
I know, it's been a while since I've posted. But nothing has really been going on since until recently, it was winter. Also my job has become a lot more hectic since 2016 started and unfortunately shows no signs of letting up. But it is May, and spring is d...
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2015 In Review
It was a busy end to the year, so I haven't had the chance to do this yet. I like filling out this little questionnaire at the end of every year. So here's 2015 in review! 1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before? I got a Master's degree! 2. ...
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Dolliver State Park in Fort Dodge, IA
Earlier in the year, I visited Dolliver State Park up near Fort Dodge. It's a park similar to Ledges State Park in that it has sandstone bluffs. Dolliver's bluffs are composed of a slightly different mineral mixture than Ledges, called copperas. The park is...
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Poppies
I grew a couple of kinds of poppies this year as nice ornamental spring flowers. I had seeds for Mother of Pearl poppies and seeds labeled Double Pink poppies that I had gotten from a seed trade.  These are the Mother of Pearl poppies. They're supposed to c...
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens: Outdoor Gardens
I'm late to this post, but here are the photos from the outdoor portion of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It was raining for part of this so I didn't get to spend as much time there as I wanted.  Pretty allium flowers. They make the loveliest globes of purp...
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I just reached the rank of Master Flutterer in Flutter! Care for your own rainforest and raise butterflies through their incredible life cycle. Bring light and life into the environment and assemble spectacular butterfly collections! http://moba.ge/playflutter
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I just reached the rank of Master Collector in Flutter! Care for your own rainforest and raise butterflies through their incredible life cycle. Bring light and life into the environment and assemble spectacular butterfly collections! http://moba.ge/playflutter
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens: Orchids, Tillandsias, Carnivores
These pictures are of some of the tillandsias, orchids, and carnivorous plants at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. These are some of my favorite plants because they're weird! I like unusual plants.  To start things off, here's a Tillandsia that is blooming. You c...
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Olbrich Botanical Gardens Part 1
So like I mentioned in my last post, back in May I went with my family to Madison, Wisconsin and we went to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. They are enormous and have both indoor and outdoor gardens, so I've broken up all the pictures into several posts. Thi...
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I just reached the rank of Master Hobbyist in Flutter! Care for your own rainforest and raise butterflies through their incredible life cycle. Bring light and life into the environment and assemble spectacular butterfly collections! http://moba.ge/playflutter
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