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Old 12-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Article on Monarchs and Milkweed on front page of 12/21 New York Times

I was glad to see an article on Monarchs and the need for more milkweed for them on the front page of the December 21, New York Times. Here's a link to it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/us...YmrluN5ulKkB9Q
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Great find, loris.

I noticed in the comments section that someone included a link to WildOnes.

Thanks for sharing. It is nice to see you posting. Funny, my mind went straight to our lunch at the diner with willo-wisp and her husband. It was great meeting you and everyone else.
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Plight of the Monarch - YouTube <--I found this as a link in one of the comments (the creators of the video sent in the comment).
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I am very happy to hear about that article loris. Thanks for sharing
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Thanks dapjwy and EllenW.

dapjwy,
I’ve been reading now and then even though I haven’t posted. Whenever I see the name of somebody who showed up in Maplewood that day it also takes me back. That day was really fun.
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Whenever I see the name of somebody who showed up in Maplewood that day it also takes me back. That day was really fun.
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I think that makes the visits all that much better...the good feelings continue as memories resurface while reading each other's posts.
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dapjwy,

It took me a while to get to it but I just watched the video you posted the link to.

It was really interesting. If the video is correct the wildlife gardeners in the Midwest are even more critical for the monarchs than those of us in the East.

I've never seen a monarch egg or caterpillar in my yard although we have swamp milkweed and butterfly weed. I think we're going to try common milkweed soon and see if that does better.

Thanks again for the link.
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Prairie moon is giving away free milkweed seeds with their orders. I like that.
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dapjwy,

It took me a while to get to it but I just watched the video you posted the link to.

It was really interesting. If the video is correct the wildlife gardeners in the Midwest are even more critical for the monarchs than those of us in the East.

I've never seen a monarch egg or caterpillar in my yard although we have swamp milkweed and butterfly weed. I think we're going to try common milkweed soon and see if that does better.

Thanks again for the link.

I think you are right, at the same time, I have to wonder if those on the East provided unbroken stretches of milkweed, if the monarchs would alter their trek. Just a thought.

Good luck with the common milkweed. I know bridget1964 is in NJ and seems to not only raise the caterpillars, but also tends to see the migration go through (not sure of how big the migration normally is, but it is noticeable).

A few years ago, I planted butteflyweed (A. tuberosa) and had a few larvae each year, until this past summer when none appeared. It was quite a disappointment. I'm hoping to see more next year--let's hope the population rebounds.
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Prairie moon is giving away free milkweed seeds with their orders. I like that.

Very cool.
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