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Happenings in the insect world
by Win L Rogers
on September 11, 2018 at 8:29 AM
Hey, I saw just one in our garden Sept. 10, Stockton, CA. First one since the end of March. Staying high up, perching a little bit and lots of patrolling and inspecting of the three Western Swallowtails. Couldn't get close enough to verify gender, but I got proof of life via video.
by Nancy Mauthe
on September 11, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Trying to get education for people to plant flowers for our Pollinators.
by Milli Wright
on September 11, 2018 at 5:41 PM
I have 5 Monarchs in chrysalids --all probably from same batch of eggs since the larvae were the only ones and were all about the same size on 2 Asclepias curassavica 'yellow.' I have them in a safe habitat in the house. All looking healthy in their beautiful celadon green with shiny gold buttons. I  
have not found them at this time of year for probably 20 years -- very happy.  
A couple days later, I took about 2 dozen milkweed plants I raised from seed into our Master Gardener shadehouse. As I placed 2 plants on the table, I spotted 2 larvae about 1" each munching away; they didn't seem to mind being hosed off at home, being driven for about 20 minutes and placed here. How did a Monarch find those plants on a table under my fig tree?
by Karla
on September 11, 2018 at 9:47 PM
I'm so glad to hear that there a few around I think the fires has a lot to do with the scarce population, not to mention the amount of pesticides people used. Well, at least there is hope I been waiting patiently for them! I only been lucky in the last couple of years to get at least one 'cat that turns into a lovely lady and I drive them to the Santa Cruz sanctuary.  
Thank you, Kathy, for the good news.
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