I will add it to the database. Thanks Larry

On Nov 26, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Larry Clarfeld <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

On November 8, 2008 I found a Monarch in Essex Jct.  I remember the afternoon well... it was warm and the butterfly was only able to sustain a very weak flight... I doubt it made it to Mexico. 

 - Larry

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I highly doubt that in Vermont. There is plenty evidence in literature that they have fairly poor freeze tolerance. 

Previously our latest record was nov 1 and most are gone by oct 15


On Nov 26, 2012, at 9:26 AM, "Grkovich, Alex" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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




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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]> 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]> 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



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