Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Reduce That Ecological Footprint > North American News and Current Events

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2016, 09:10 PM   #11
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EllenW View Post
I have seen more Monarchs here than I have ever seen before. For weeks I had them here every day. I think the most I saw at one time was 4.
That is wonderful, Ellen!

I hope to see those numbers here someday--someday soon!
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2016, 09:19 PM   #12
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC Clark View Post
That number is almost a year old now and does not take into account a storm that killed a lot of those butterflies.

I've heard things on both sides about how the numbers will look for this year's overwintering population. At my house, caterpillars were way down from the last two years and the first ones showed up later. But the situation was infinitely better than 2013 when I had zero.
I am glad you are seeing some. I haven't had any monarch caterpillars here for the past 4 years (at least, I havent *seen* any). Last week, I did spot one that must have been startled as I walked along a path. I didn't see it until it flew up into a nearby tree. Not seeing it up close, it might have even been a viceroy--but I believe it was a monarch.

Just today, while walking along a country road a few miles from here, I somehow spotted what appeared to be a recently emerged monarch. I was able to get a better shot with my phone'so camera than I first thought.

Enjoy:

Mexico documents big rebound in monarch butterflies-20161010_152940.jpg
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 06:08 PM   #13
Great Horned Owl
 
jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northeastern MA
Default

Though milkweed is numerous in my small meadow here, I haven't seen a monarch in the yard for about four years. This news is quite the relief! I hope the old adage that "if you plant it they will come" applies equally to Monarchs!!!
__________________
"Know thyself."

Oracle at Delphi
jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #14
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jack View Post
Though milkweed is numerous in my small meadow here, I haven't seen a monarch in the yard for about four years. This news is quite the relief! I hope the old adage that "if you plant it they will come" applies equally to Monarchs!!!
I had a four year period with no monarch caterpillars (after having them for 3 years or so. I am hoping to see them here again.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
big, butterflies, documents, mexico, monarch, rebound

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2