• Butterfly Update

    Hello one and all,

    This weekend was Valentine’s Day, and romance was in the air…or at least it would have been if it hadn’t been pouring rain! (Not that I’m complaining; we need that rain.) While the weather these last few days has put a damper on the monarchs’ mating, now that the skies have cleared they are ready for action. This morning at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary we had dozens of monarchs flying and chasing each other as early as 8:30 AM. If anyone is in the neighborhood in the next couple of days, I suggest you head over there to watch the show the butterflies are putting on.

    Our weekly total today at the Sanctuary was 12,664, which is only slightly down from last week. As I mentioned, their mating and departure was put on hold for the rainy weather, but we fully expect things to kick into high gear this week. There is just one more count left in February, but because there are still so many monarchs left, we will do one more count in the first week of March. We want to keep track of the monarchs as long as they are here.

    That’s it for now. Get out there and enjoy the sunny weather!

    -Jessica



    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 27, 2009

    Topics: Butterflies

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