Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hope for Monarchs

Monarch Butterfly on Spotted Knapweed

There appears to be some hope that the Monarch population may be making a rebound after record low numbers in the past few years.  Everyone I know who works with butterflies is reporting Monarchs after seeing almost none last summer.  Last Friday I saw almost as many Monarchs at one time than I saw all last year - four (possibly five) flitting around the milkweed patches behind the office.  I haven't seen any caterpillars yet, but I really don't start looking for them until after August 1st. 

Fingers crossed...

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