Monarchs In USA!!

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Hundreds of Monarch butterflies were recently spotted at Aquatic Park.
Berkeley's Bounty of Butterflies: Photo

Photo: Monarch butterflies clustered in foliage at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. Courtesy Elaine Miller Bond

Written by Autumn Johnson and Bea Karnes (Patch Editors)

Bay Area photographer and East Bay native Elaine Bond recently snapped a remarkable photo in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. It shows a large cluster of migrating Monarch butterflies.

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Monarch butterflies migrate as many as 2,000 miles each way, traveling 100miles per day. They have been observed as high as 10,000 feet. An interesting tidbit about the migrating butterflies–several life cycles pass between each year’s migration, so none of the migrating butterflies have ever before made the jou

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When I was young Monarchs were everywhere maybe 5 in a yard at a time so was their fav meal MILKWEED plants -so if you want monarchs in your yard plant a milkweed today!!!

I also heard on a local plant show that they like banana peels on compost piles!!!

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MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — A new grassland habitat area has been established on Mackinac Island to aid the migratory North American monarch butterfly population. About 400,000 common milkweed seeds were scattered …

MLive · ByGarret Ellison · 12/2/2015
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7 milkweed varieties and where to find them

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