Friday, June 20, 2014

Monarch Update

Anyone seen a monarch butterfly yet? You can get the latest update from "Journey North News," and even help track the monarch migration by reporting any sightings in our area. Their June 19 update says that, though the monarchs reached their north central breeding range four weeks ago, there have been no sightings of eggs as yet in the northeast U.S.. Their map shows one sighting reported in New Jersey, but it's not clear where. There's a good map here showing how important the midwest is to the survival of monarchs, and how that is also the area where Roundup-ready corn has obliterated much of the milkweed the monarchs have long depended on for raising the next generation.

Keep an eye out, and consider reporting any sightings.

1 comment:

  1. We are also witnessing a fall-down on the number of humming birds this year.