Monarchs and Monoculture in southern Michigan

Paul Cherubini monarch at
Fri Aug 19 21:42:07 EDT 2005

Carolyn King wrote:

> Oh, come on, Paul. Anyone can see that the second photo
> does not show "this same exact patch of milkweed". The
> first photo
> shows tall grass in seed on both sides. The second photo has
> none, but shows some bushy plants or shrubs that does not
> appear anywhere in the first picture.

There's a simple explanation, Carolyn.  There were two patches
of milkweed right next to one another as you can see from
this photo:
so I considered them as one patch.

Incidentally, I also captured a picture of a newly emerged
monarch on it's first maiden flight at the patch with the
"tall grass in seed on both sides"

Paul Cherubini
El Dorado, Calif.


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