More major Monarch sightings in Texas

Paul Cherubini monarch at
Wed Oct 8 01:48:18 EDT 2003

The three reports below were compiled by Mike Quinn
and posted to the dplex-l.  Jim Taylor may get a kick out
of the golf course report:
FW: Monarchs - "amounts ... never witnessed before" nr Dallas
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 12:21 PM
To: mike.quinn at
Subject: Monarch Migration
We live in northwest DeSoto, south west of Dallas and close to
highway 67.   They are currently flying south over our house and
in our neighborhood at amounts that I have never witnessed before.
I am not a member of any butterfly
societies, but thought I should pass this along as it is a beautiful
sight to see.  There is over a couple of hundred flying in groups of
three or four.  We counted over 25 in about 15 seconds at around
11 AM.
I was worried when I heard that they had some bad fires in
Mexico in recent years and that their trees there were being
threatened.  Glad to see that they are doing O.K. at least in Texas
Lynn Lackey, DeSoto, TX
FW: Monarchs - "all over the [golf] course" - No TX - Oct 7
From: The Bolstads [mailto:rbolstad at]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 1:28 PM
To: Mike.Quinn at
I heard on the news that you would like to know when Monarch
Butterflies are spotted.  We live at Robson Ranch in Denton County,
about six miles south ofthe City itself, and my husband said that one
time today on the Wildhorse Golf Course at Robson ones of his golf
balls was surrounded by at least one dozen Monarchs and that they
were "all over the course".

Lora and Rich Bolstad
Denton, Texas 76207
From: Richard Irwin [mailto:dickirwin at]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 10:20 AM
To: mike.quinn at
Subject: Monarch Migration Sighting

I saw on our local news that you wanted to be contacted for mass
Monarch sightings.  Last Sunday & Monday we spotted several trees
filled with thousands of Monarchs at the McKinney City Park located
on Peregrine Drive  in McKinney, TX.
Dick Irwin -dickirwin at


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