Could be; but recall that Klots as far back as 1951 wrote that "...Perhaps a few adults remain to overwinter in the North..."


From: Vermont Butterfly Survey [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 9:24 AM
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Subject: Re: A late Monarch

That was my well-after-the-sighting thought, too. Before moving to Vermont, I lived near Hazleton, Pa., where one of the best known Monarch farmers lives, selling his goods for release at weddings, even in the dead of winter.
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
With the popularity of releasing monarchs at events, we can't be sure of the origin of this one. I rather doubt this is a natural monarch given the temperatures the regions has had .


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On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Alan <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
While on my fitness walk into and through the town of Essex Junctioin, Chittenden County, today, I spotted a southbound Monarch. The time of day was 1315. The location was 25 or so feet off Vermont highway 2A about 30 yards uphill and to the south of the Winooski  River shore.
This is, by far, my personal latest for Monarch. My previous late-date, about 30 miles south of the city of Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania, was Nov. 7.

For the wild...
Alan Clark Gregory
Lt Col USAF, Ret.
Williston VT

For the wild...
Alan Clark Gregory
Lt Col USAF, Ret.

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