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Old 08-28-2019, 10:34 AM
Cabin_Fever is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Coast Michigan
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Monarch Butterfly Question

I live on the west coast of northern Michigan after spending half my life on the Gulf Coast.

I have read about Monarch butterfly migration, that they like milkweed plants (which is why I let those thrive along the property line edges). With winter just around the corner, why are they still here?

They are beautiful and I enjoy their presence, but shouldn't they be headed to Mexico, Central America? I had one land on me briefly the other day while sitting on the front porch. We had a short conversation and he/she went about their butterfly business. Anyone care to fight my ignorance?


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