Butterfly stopped by today

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Don’t see as many as in the past but had one stop on the zinnias .
They are so beautiful
Thanks again for looking
 

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Thanks for the monarch photos Bill. There aren’t as many out west either. As a matter of fact the monarch was found to meet the requirements for listing on the endangered species list by the USFWS, “but declined to add it, stating at the time other species were in greater danger”.
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Thanks for the monarch photos Bill. There aren’t as many out west either. As a matter of fact the monarch was found to meet the requirements for listing on the endangered species list by the USFWS, “but declined to add it, stating at the time other species were in greater danger”.
Mike
Thanks Mike I heard on the radio yesterday that there is a big decline in the Monarchs.
It’s said that they come all the way from Mexico..I often wonder how they can achieve that task
Take care
Bill
 

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Great pics! We used to see lots of them but not anymore. I haven't even seen a grasshopper in town lately. But lots of Japanese beetles!
 
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Thanks I heard on the radio that their population is way down compared to previous surveys.it’s amazing that they spend the Winter in Mexico.
I’ve been told to get milkweed
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The love milkweed. I have about ten plants in my pollinator garden and had several caterpillars on them. There is even a chrysalis hanging under the eave of my screen porch now.
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What a gorgeous Monarch....don't see them around here, unfortunately.

Woke up the pic just a little...

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I plant milk weed just for them. I have collected only one monarch caterpillar this year which has since become a cocoon in a special enclose I made for it. It's best to take the caterpillars from the wild if you find them and raise them in an enclose. If you leave them outside 90%+ will die and never become butterflies. The main predators I have seen are wasps that use the caterpillars as food for their young by laying their eggs on/in them.

Swallowtail and Monarch in my garden:
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Nice photo Bill! One of my favorites.
Thank You the new Canon camera works great.
Pretty soon they will be going back South to avoid the lower temps
Take care
 

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