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Happenings in the insect world
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by Fay
on June 26, 2018 at 4:58 AM
Bravo to James and all the "citizen scientists" who took part in this study! My milkweed is blooming and I await the influx of monarchs to my little garden and how exciting it would be if someday I could find a tagged monarch and get it's photo. Surely there must be some tagged monarchs flying around in Texas from somewhere!
by Angela
on July 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM
I loved this article and especially the inmate story! I planted milkweed and nectar rich plants in my yard 3 years ago in Portland, Oregon. I am waiting for my first Monarch with a modest patch! Our little neighborhood has caught interest and many of us have planted milkweed. A couple neighbors have had sightings in the last two years. To our south 45 minutes to two hours away in Salem and Corvallis, I often hear of sightings. Perhaps we need to focus on what is planted on or near the 1-5 corridor to nurture the Monarchs north as Washington. Are there any projects like this I can plug myself into?
by Jennifer Dirking
on December 26, 2022 at 11:37 PM
Thank you for this excellent article, and to Dr. James for his amazing work. His "Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies" which he co-authored with David Nunnalee, is an amazing work detailing every life stage for all Northwest butterflies. As a great number of these are found in other states (including California), I highly recommend it! For those wanting to grow nectar plants for monarchs, Xerces Society has monarch nectar guides for the entire U.S. here: https://xerces.org/monarchs/monarch-nectar-plant-guides Keep up the great work!
 
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