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Hey, Kent said Wed. was going to be the BIG monarch migration day in 
VT - so Thurs they were streaming through NY!   Right Kent???

My last M chrysalis took air on Wed.   BUT, lo and behold, I found a 
5th instar yesterday, Thurs, on some still relatively 'fresh' 
milkweed in a twice mowed field.   I 'collected' it and it began 
immediately securing the 'button'.  S/he'll be a late migrant 
emerging in 16-18 days  making it an Oct 14-16 migrant.

I also have a black swallowtail spinning its chrysalis.  Any advise 
about overwintering this????

Ruth


Charlie & Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset, Vermont
U.S.A.