Has Anyone Seen Monarch Butterflies?
steffejj at a1.esvax.umc.dupont.com
Thu Jul 30 09:20:51 EDT 1998
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"?
> Don Davis
> Toronto, ON
I saw my first monarchs of the season this past weekend (26-27 July) in
northern Delaware. Three were in my garden on Buddleia on Saturday. I saw
at least one adult in open fields on Sunday, and an unusually pale larva on
A. syriaca that day as well. Numbers are down significantly from last
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