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    When is the last time you saw a monarch?

    Have a bunch of milkweeds growing near my house and it got me thinking when the last time I saw a monarch butterfly. I'm thinking it has been at least ten years, maybe more. Use to see a lot of them growing up.

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    1997? There were swarms, especially along the roadways. Now I might see a dozen. Frogs are another one that seem to go through years of population explosions, and then disappear for a decade.

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    I had a monarch just about land on my 4-year-old's head this weekend while we were catfishing on the Red. I've seen quite a few out this summer.

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    Don't see many outside of Williston. Just gazillions of them white and yellow bitches who's sole mission seems to obliterate my grill and windshield in kamikaze attacks.

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    They are rare in these parts too, Probably saw half a dozen this summer in an area where it uses to be common to see that many in a day. Here its less CRP and native grasslands and more county weed crews spraying the milkweed in road ditches and right of ways. Lots of little white ones though.

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    yard was full of them this weekend

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    Thats great to hear. I thought maybe they no longer existed in North Dakota. Been a long time.

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    I have Monarchs, not a lot but I can see one usually when I want to.

    I also have a crapload of milkweed though.

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    I have seen many more this summer than in recent years past. Mother in law lets milkweed grow in the yard in lakes county Minnesota, they are always out there. I actually hit one in town with the roofline of my truck last week, thing made a thud like I had hit a bird. Amazing creatures, nice seeing more of them around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurtr View Post
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    me too. and I can hear frogs croaking from my driveway on a calm night.

    they're saying "ribbit.. ribbit.. despacito.. ribbit..."

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    Growing up in the 60s milkweed was everywhere. So were the monarchs.

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    I think you're confused on the stuff from the 60's....someone might have told you it was milkweed - as long as you didn't inhale you should be good

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    Growing up in the 60s milkweed was everywhere. So were the monarchs.

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    Seen about a hundred of them yesterday in my mother in laws yard.

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    I had about 200 this evening in my front yard. I got some great pics. They must be migrating through.

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    Mr. Delson, can you please fill us in on where and when the monarch migration will be this year? Any Canadian sightings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatDaddy View Post
    Mr. Delson, can you please fill us in on where and when the monarch migration will be this year? Any Canadian sightings?
    Haha , Nean Delson and his sidekick have provided a lot of useful information and maps on here , Pretty sure if there is/was or will be a Monarch migration map Nean could dig it up in two shakes of a lambs tail. They even know why svnmag went AWAL. There is still a glimmer of hope in the music industry thanks to the likes of Sina the drummer.

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    Pulled up to the shore line of mallard island on Lake Sakakawea over the weekend and walked around on the west end a bit and saw quite a few monarchs there but other than that they have been far between.

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    I read an article a year ago about the population decline of Monarchs. I have a bog that I pump 1000 gallons an hour through to clean my pond. I use native plants in the bog to use up the nitrogen from the fish crap. Anyway, for many years I raised over 200 Monarchs on the swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) in that bog. This year I seen one female laying eggs, but I have seen no larvae. Tiger Swallowtails have been feeding on the nectar. Name:  _MG_6678.jpg
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    saw a whole bunch of the little ones in my yard too just the other day - ha ha ha


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