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Mona Miller wrote: This data is being used to make recommendations for conservation pathways.
Mona Miller wrote:They are real. They are the same pathways that birds, other butterflies, dragonflies, etc. take. Why fight against the jet stream, go with the flow.
blazing star wrote:Paul, if you read your own link you would see that the "strongest" jet streams are at 20,000 ft + altitude.
Mona Miller wrote:http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/AltitudeComparisons.html
Perspective. Some birds migrate as high as 29,000 ft. Wouldn't they freeze to death according to what you are saying.
Mona Miller wrote:Really, November 3, Hawk Mountain, PA. Temp in the parking area was 38. Monarch seen flying over the mountain while we were hawk watching.
Mona Miller wrote:The jet stream isn't all at 21,000 ft.
http://www.ncnatural.com/NCNatural/wild ... grate.html
Mona Miller wrote:The jet stream is not all at 20,000 ft. Go back and look at the website that I posted. At certain times, it can be as low as 2-3,000 ft.
Mona Miller wrote: Low-level jets also are typical of various regions such as the central United States. In the North American Great Plains a southerly low-level jet helps fuel overnight thunderstorm activity during the warm season, normally in the form of mesoscale convective systems which form during the overnight hours.
Mona Miller wrote:Fall migration, not spring migration The spring migrants fly low.
You must thrive on controversy.
Mona Miller wrote:Apparently, you don't read very thoroughly.
Paul Cherubini wrote:Mona Miller wrote:Apparently, you don't read very thoroughly.
http://monarchwatch.org/forums/viewtopi ... 826#p14816
There's no information there that indicates there are either low or high altitude jet stream winds from the north in Sept and Oct in the USA. I have two videos taken in western Oklahoma last Sept showing that during northerly SURFACE wind conditions, some of the monarchs are nectaring during the day and others soaring at roughly 50-500 feet above the ground:
Also a video from western Oklahoma showing that during westerly wind conditions, the migrants allowed themselves to be drifted east:
Mom2RJA wrote:I released three females and a male at the wonderful cohousing butterfly habitat this morning. I'm really hoping they will all stick around
How long does it take for monarchs to mate and lay eggs from the time they emerge?
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