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Old 11-21-2011, 01:18 PM   #21
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The last Monarch I saw was in San Antonio less than a week ago. I've released a half dozen American Lady butterflies in the last week...all gone now! Those were found on Sweet Everlasting, which grows around here. A single Gulf Fritillary yesterday, whites, sulfurs, even a skipper...and a Red Admiral a couple of days ago.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #22
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I just saw a monarch this morning, here in Chapel Hill. He/she is really late to be migrating, and I hope he hurries south.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #23
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The last Monarch I saw was in San Antonio less than a week ago.
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I just saw a monarch this morning, here in Chapel Hill. He/she is really late to be migrating, and I hope he hurries south.
How cool to have members in different locations to tell us where the monarchs are now.


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I've released a half dozen American Lady butterflies in the last week...all gone now! Those were found on Sweet Everlasting, which grows around here. A single Gulf Fritillary yesterday, whites, sulfurs, even a skipper...and a Red Admiral a couple of days ago.
I planted some pearly everlasting...any relation to your "sweet everlasting"?

We've had a lot of warm weather for almost a month now. I saw two butterflies, sulfurs I think, a couple times over the past week.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:18 PM   #24
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I was looking at the map for overnight roosts. There were 2 just north of me. What I wouldn't do to be able to see an overnight roost site.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #25
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Monarchs overwinter in Santa Cruz, near where I used to live in California. It was an amazing sight, especially on a warm sunny day in mid-winter when thousands of them would wake up for a few hours and flutter around in a relatively small area. They estimated that 20K-40K monarchs were there every year.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #26
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What I have is Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium. This year the population of those plants are dwindling, haven't seen any new plants for some reason. I think I'll try cold-stratification of seeds, because that's probably what it needs, too warm here most of the time.
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October is more than half over, so imagine my surprise when I saw a pristine monarch butterfly today!


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I'm so happy that I have some asters that are still blooming.
It seems like a rather paltry patch, but at least it is teeming with pollinators--including a monarch! I am determined to have huge swaths of asters not only in the planned meadow, but scattered throughout the yard in hedgerows and other nooks and crannies.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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My blue mist flower is still blooming, too. C. Coelestinum I believe, used to be Eupatorium but they changed its name. Like asters, good for those late butterflies.

I haven't seen any monarchs in about a week. Still have lots of skippers, sulphurs, red admirals, question marks and mourning cloaks.
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My blue mist flower is still blooming, too. C. Coelestinum I believe, used to be Eupatorium but they changed its name. Like asters, good for those late butterflies.

I haven't seen any monarchs in about a week. Still have lots of skippers, sulphurs, red admirals, question marks and mourning cloaks.
Thanks for the suggestion, turttle. I did plant blue mist flower this year...even though its range doesn't seem to reach my county in PA. If it takes, I'm okay with it, if not, I will feel it is not meant to be here...it did end up (apparently) dying, but not before going to seed...so, we'll see what happens in the next year or two.

This is the first monarch I've seen in at least a month, I'd say. You are doing much better than me. Aside from the monarch sighting, I've only seen a sulphur butterfly or two and a skipper...oh, and a cabbage white--but I don't exactly count them.

I'm so inspired to plant more of this particular aster (as well as others and other fall-blooming natives) so that I increase the number of pollinators 100-fold!
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #30
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I saw two monarchs here today in NJ and several mourning cloaks, too! Have aster and blue mist flower blooming. Saw lots of buckeyes in the school yard these past few weeks!
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