STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Monarchs are on the move
My friend Tim Connell, who lives in Kansas, sent me the photo above of monarch butterflies, which are migrating now to Mexico. Some of them may be from Minnesota. Here's what Connell wrote with the ... Posted on 9/29/10 at 5:04 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Meet The Milkweeds
I always look forward to the arrival of a few Monarch Butterflies, so they will lay some eggs on the Milkweed and we can have our own hatch back here in the woods. They were really slow to show up thi... Posted on 7/30/09 at 6:13 AM
The number of monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.
This time of year is usually a peak season for spotting monarch butterflies in Minnesota. But if you haven’t seen as many monarchs in your back yard as in recent years, there’s a reason why.
Preliminary statistics suggest the state’s monarch butterfly population this season is 38 percent below average.
August 24, 2009
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