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No Monarch butterflies
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Bkeepr    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:18:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, I'm sure somebody will call me a tree-hugger, but I am sorry to report that we've seen not a single Monarch butterfly in our area this year.

Most years we see quite a few in the middle to last part of July, as they fuel up for the migration down south but none at all this year.

I miss them. Anybody else notice they're gone...or seen them this year? Where?

Tom A

sam    Posted 08-11-2004 at 06:44:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it is a little early. My grandson says what we thought were monarch this year are something else so far

LonnieE    Posted 08-11-2004 at 05:49:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello. I have seen a few around my perennial Butterfly bushes. I live in Waterloo, Iowa.

dig    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:52:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it was on PBS I saw a program that said the Monarch either is or shortly will be extinct because their winter breeding ground in Mexico is gone. The climate changed just enough to wipe it out. I don't remember if it's la nina or el nino or what that did it.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:36:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hadn't noticed till you mentioned it...They are usually around here end of this month and into Sept on their way through...

mojo    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:34:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen 'em, but now that you mention it, not like years past. Dang it! now you got me missing them!

egh    Posted 08-11-2004 at 04:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
now that you mention it, no i have not seen any.

jeanette    Posted 08-11-2004 at 05:38:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
we've have a bunch, in fact my daughter has a crysilis(sp) almost ready for a butterfly to come out, for the last several years they have gathered hear to migrate they sleep in the trees by the thousands it is really an awesome sight.

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