The Monarchs have recovered from last winter's big freeze in Mexico

Chip Taylor chip at
Mon Aug 30 13:13:28 EDT 2004

>.--- From what I have seen myself, and from what I have been hearing 
>from others around this
region, monarch production was exceptionally low this summer.

>  snip

>  I don't know how widespread this apparent
>phenomenon is.
>What have others been seeing?
>Robert Dana, Ph.D.

For another perspective on the current status of the monarch 
population please see:

At the end of this piece I conclude that the overwintering population 
will measure 4-6 hectares in December. The long term average area 
covered by the colonies in December is 9 hectares.

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