Has Anyone Seen Monarch Butterflies?

John Grehan jrg13 at psu.edu
Sat Aug 1 13:46:09 EDT 1998

At 02:43 PM 8/1/98 GMT, you wrote:
>Donald A. Davis <donald.davis at utoronto.ca> wrote in article
><35BB8D2A.49EE at utoronto.ca>...
>> Reports from across eastern North America indicate that few monarch
>> butterflies are being seen and few eggs and larva being found on
>> milkweed. Alternately, there are reports of high numbers in California.
>> This is being validated by low counts reported on the 4th of July
>> butterfly counts.
>> Has anyone noted, over the past few weeks, seeing monarchs for the first
>> time or an increase in the numbers seen?  Any monarch "hot spots"?

Although I have not done any intensive searching, I have noticed very few
monarchs in Centre County, PA in those areas where I have looked. As I am a
recent resident in this area I am unable to compare this to earlier years.

John Grehan

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