I have finally seen several in my gardens, but only since this past week. I. too saw none on our milkweed as in other years. These adults are feeding on our butterfly bushes and cone flowers, mostly, and there are only as many as 4 to 5 that I can see at a time. I have fairly extensive flower gardens so this is a relatively small number.
Saint George, VT
From: Ken & Mary Spencer <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sat, Aug 15, 2009 7:30 am
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] monarch butterfly
We haven't seen any our way this year either. Mary Spencer, Duxbury?
On Aug 15, 2009, at 7:07 AM, Sue Wetmore wrote:?
> I have seen a few in Brandon but not recently.?
> Sue Wetmore?
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> From: "Jeanne Arsenault" <[log in to unmask]>?
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> Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 3:13:46 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada > Eastern?
> Subject: [VTBIRD] monarch butterfly?
> Sorry, this is a little off topic for bird, but has anyone seen a > Monarch butterfly this year? I?
> always leave the milkweed in my garden for them. By now there are > usually some but I?
> have yet to see any this year.?