Local effort to save the
The Monarch Butterfly is perhaps the most recognizable butterflies in the world, but their numbers have been drastically dwindling over the years. Michael Schlesinger found some local conservationists taking it upon themselves to do something about it.
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For detailed information about the monarch migration:
September was consistent in terms of weather which resulted in a steady trickle of monarchs over the month. Attached is a graph with the numbers. It is important to remember that the population overall is down 90%. So the 800 that passed through was once as many as 8000.
What we found interesting is that the monarchs did not use the oak woods as much—maybe because of the new buildings.
The sycamore area was on-
There were 3 other areas that we had small roosts and on the exact same branches as in past years: the small ash tree-
An interesting perspective on the connection of one species to everything and us.
attached: the graph from our monarch count on the site.—an approximate 800 passed through. It was warm so there were only a couple of small clustered roosts.
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