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Fast-paced migration this year

9 September 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

If you are a monarch tagger located north of 35N (e.g. Oklahoma City), tag when you can. This will be a fast-paced migration compared to recent years. If you hesitate, you could miss the opportunity to tag. Last year we experienced ...

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Monarch displacements and orientation

31 August 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

Lost and found In the spring of 2019, I cleaned out my office in Haworth Hall, the main biology building. It was an emotional trip through my 47-year career as a KU faculty member as I sorted through the artifacts that ...

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Monarch Annual Cycle: Migrations and the number of generations

3 June 2020 | Author: Chip Taylor

The monarch annual cycle is quite extraordinary since it involves an overwintering phase that follows a long fall migration, a remigration in the spring and a succession of generations before the start of the next fall migration. This pattern is ...

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Historic Numbers of Monarchs Seek Shelter at Roost Sites in the Lake Erie Region

18 September 2019 | Author: Jim Lovett

Republished with permission of the Southern Lepidopterists Society Historic Numbers of Monarchs Seek Shelter at Roost Sites in the Lake Erie Region by Candy Sarikonda The monarch fallout which occurred during the weekend of September 7-10, 2018 was truly of historic proportion. Thousands ...

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Spring roosting: A rare event

11 April 2017 | Author: Chip Taylor

At 6:32PM on Tuesday (4 April) I received the following message from a landowner I know near Bixby, in northeastern Oklahoma. “Looking at hundreds of monarchs right now on the pine trees down by our gate. I assume they blew in ...

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Monarchs Over Lake Erie Waters: Citizen Scientist Observations

14 October 2015 | Author: Monarch Watch

Submitted by Candy Sarikonda, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist South Bass Island monarch roost at dawn in hackberry trees 2015. Photo by Candy Sarikonda. Recently, I visited South Bass Island in Lake Erie for a weekend of monarch activities. The Lake Erie Islands ...

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North Florida Monarch Overwintering Count

24 January 2014 | Author: Jim

DO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES OVERWINTER ALONG THE GULF COAST OF NORTHERN FLORIDA? FINAL REPORT OF THE 2013 MONARCH OVERWINTERING COUNTS Richard G. RuBino August 2013 Summary: For years monarchs have been seen along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico during January and February, ...

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The Northward Migration: when does it end?

24 June 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

There are numerous unanswered questions about monarchs. What causes the migration to start in the fall? Why do they fly to Mexico? Why do the overwintering colonies form where they do? Why do the monarchs halt their southern flight at ...

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Monarch Butterfly Conservation: The Challenges Ahead

25 February 2013 | Author: Jim

Monarch Matters: February 2013 By Candy Sarikonda, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist The OH Lepidopterists Society held its annual meeting in Columbus on January 19, 2013. The keynote speaker was Dr. Chip Taylor, Director of Monarch Watch. Dr. Taylor presented a power point ...

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Monarch Population Status

30 July 2012 | Author: Chip Taylor

A year like no other... There has been no year in the 117 years of climate records for the United States that matches what we have all experienced in the last 12 months. We have been tracking how monarchs are affected ...

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