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Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Monday September 30, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Haven't seen many monarchs this summer, but this one was busy sampling the goldenrods in my field.

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6. ChrisAnthemum
1:37 PM GMT on October 01, 2013
I've read the comments, but not any articles about it, Rodney! Have a hard time understanding; we have plenty of milkweed around here and I don't know of any reason we shouldn't have the usual number of monarchs. I don't think there has been any wholesale change in methods of agriculture in my neck of the woods. Plenty of abandoned fields and roadsides that nobody sprays with anything.
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5. RNJoel
1:35 PM GMT on October 01, 2013
Journey North, an American group that adds up migration observations from the public, estimates that monarch numbers have fallen 80 per cent from 2012.
Glad you got this one on camera.

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4. ChrisAnthemum
12:34 AM GMT on October 01, 2013
Interesting, Betsy! Thanks for adding your comment!
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3. luvne32
12:32 AM GMT on October 01, 2013
I just heard on the radio that this year is the lowest level of monarchs to migrate north ever. Three factors: Mexican habitat, US habitat due to herbicide use by agribusiness, and extreme weather in US.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
12:13 AM GMT on October 01, 2013
Thanks, Marijka! This one was sure a lot easier to photograph than the painted lady! Wasn't skittish at all.
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1. gatorgal
12:09 AM GMT on October 01, 2013
Seeing these beauties always brightens my mood.
Nice series!
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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