Monarch butterflies on the way

Dan H z8b SA, TX
7 months ago

I started checking the Journey North website for the Fall peak migration sightings. The map shows the darker red dots first appearing this week in the approximate Dallas latitude. Today's update (2nd pic) shows several new sightings in Central TX from yesterday. The square gray slider (currently under "Through 10/10") can be moved left to see previous weeks' status.

In my yard in the past month there's been one here, one there. Today there is more than 1 for the first time. The SA Botanical Garden had plenty when I was there 2 weeks ago. This is the first time in 5 years that my milkweeds aren't constantly covered with aphids...what a welcome development!

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