Mona Miller wrote: You have no idea how much dies because a visit does not tell you what happened while you were gone. Pesticides and herbicides are changing our world--the worst kind of pollution.
Above normal numbers of monarchs have been moving South from the farming areas of the upper Midwest where the genetically modified crops are grown:
09/14/09 Scott City, Kansas:http://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/j ... 1252987907
"We have a few Chinese Elm Trees surrounded by farmland.
On our 1.75 acre home site we estimate that there are over 1,000
roosting in our trees."
09/15/09 Seward, Nebraska:http://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/j ... 1253044598
"The last 3 evenings have brought in hundreds of monarchs to
the cedar and pines around our house. We are in the country."
09/13/09 Kearney, Nebraskahttp://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/j ... 1253027203
"We have hundreds of monarchs roosting in our oak and maple trees."
09/12/09 Ravenna, Nebraskahttp://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/j ... 1252804736
"Monarchs covered our paradise trees at sunset. My guess
is 300 to 500 maybe more. I did not go all over the grove
to see how many more there might have been."
09/11/09 Osceola, Nebraskahttp://www.learner.org/cgi-bin/jnorth/j ... 1252710492
"There were probably 10-15 on one branch alone, so
there may have been 100+"