Good News on Monarch Butterflies

Reblogged from Jason @ gardeninacity.

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So the numbers are out on the eastern Monarch population in Mexico for the winter of 2015-2016, and the news is good. The Monarchs roosting in pine forests occupied a total of 4.01 hectares (a little under 10 acres) this year, more than three times last year’s 1.13 hectares (less than 3 acres). The population nadir occurred in 2013-2014, when Monarchs covered just 0.67 hectares, about 1.5 acres.

DSC_0714 Monarch Monarch on Butterflyweed.

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I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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2 Responses to Good News on Monarch Butterflies

  1. Nikki G says:

    YEAH! Such good news! I am planting more milkweed this year!

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  2. Mags says:

    I hope the news continues to be good.

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