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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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Monarch Population Status

19 March 2012 | Author: Chip Taylor

The size of the overwintering monarch population in Mexico is usually released in late January or February. Early reporting helps all of us plan for the season ahead. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this report wasn't released to ...

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Two-way Monarch Migration Map

13 May 2010 | Author: Chip Taylor

With the assistance of noted graphic artist Paul Mirocha of Tucson, Arizona we have created a two-way monarch migration map: Our goal was to produce a comprehensive map representing both the fall and spring migrations both east and west of the ...

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Monarch Butterfly: Top Ten Facts

15 April 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

Although monarchs get lots of press, news accounts and video productions often contain errors and misrepresentations that detract from the quality of the productions. The source of these errors is not clear but a quick scan of a number of ...

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Monarch Watch Trip to Mexico (overview)

9 March 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

We have just returned from our annual trip to Mexico to purchase tags recovered at the overwintering sites. This is just a brief overview of the trip - a more detailed report will be posted soon. We purchased about 1,000 tags ...

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