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Where Are Migratory Monarchs This Fall?

Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, protection, animals )

- 1101 days ago -
Each fall at about this time, I try to spend a weekend at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Maryland's Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the southern tip of the island, the inn is a perfect place to spot large numbers of monarch butterflies

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Debbie G. (306)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:48 am
Too sad. I've heard Monsanto deserves much of the blame.

David C. (241)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
very sad, we had fewer than normal here in MN and those that came seemed to come very late and stay very short time only

Anette S. (25)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:39 pm
very alarming...

Virgene L. (45)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:44 pm
This is another case of too much herbicide (pesticide) being applied because of GMO crops. It's also a lack of appreciation and tolerance by Midwest farmers who have been drilled into thinking milkweed is all bad. It may be "bad" when it's in their crops, but would be a wonderful plant in their gardens and wildflower acres.
Too bad more farmers don't plant wildflower acres as the bees and butterflies attracted are great pollinators.
Come on Ag Dept!--Encourage wildflower planting, especially milkweed! Thank you.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:08 pm
Agree with Virgene L about Monsanto and the GMO crops. This affects bees and no doubt butterflies and wild animals as well no doubt should they wander into GMO treated crop fields and eat corn or whatever is there.
Sad about the butterflies as they are delightful.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:18 am

John Gregoire (293)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:05 am
The butterflies will not be able to handle multiple seasons of such failure. It's time to get roundup and ropundup ready crops off the market.
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