Monarchs

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I didn’t see any in NJ yet. My brother rescued a tagged Monarch from the ocean a few years ago. //monarchwatch.org is interesting.
Now y'all are getting butterfly bands :doh Your family must have the best luck of any outfit this side of Martha's Vineyard!!!!! Will you be my daddy?:pra:pra
 

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I saw a couple today and thought of this post. The post also made me remember a day as a young kid when millions came through our neighborhood over 2 days as they migrated. I've not seen that in the 50-55 years since. That's a shame.

Now....these damn Cicadas...that's another story. My tinnitus is bad enough without those suckers chiming in. I can hear them over my tractor. I don't care what happens to them.
 

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Got one posted up for the evening. Haven’t seen many here.
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I saw 8 fly south over the ocean this week in NJ. There are more spotted lantern flies than Monarchs.
 

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A friend saw a couple of trees loaded down with zillions of Monarchs a week ago. That was in central Texas where a major flock had stopped off for the night.

Here is their ultimate destination...

 

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Saw this little feller a few days ago.

Praying mantis on the next patch of milkweed, I dispatched them. It's interesting, I assume a survival trait, I pretty much only find caterpillars on small, few plant patches, away from the large patches. There were a few small patches of milkweed in a pasture I avoided while Bush hogging, and that's where this one was. I have some 10 acre areas that are set aside for wildlife, full of milkweed, never find the caterpillars there. They will be on 3-4 plants on a fenceline.
 

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