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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 12:18:25 -0400
From: Heather Rayburn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Monarch migration on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Hi All,=0A=0AJourney North reports large numbers of monarchs migrating this=
year. Last Thursday, Kim Bailey forwarded a text from her friend, =E2=80=
=9CCounted 29 in 30 minutes last night at Cherry Cove (overlook) mile marke=
r 415.5 and heard today 100 at Caney Fork (overlook), mile marker 428.=E2=
=80=9D=0A=0ASo I went up on Sunday and saw at least 30 on the aster across =
from the parking at mile marker 450 =E2=80=94 tagged seven before rain star=
ted. While I was up there, Kim texted, =E2=80=9CKeep your eyes out for anot=
her monarch watcher named Theresa. Yesterday afternoon, she counted 71 mona=
rchs at Pounding Mill (mm413.2) in her first 30 minutes there. During the n=
ext 20 minutes, she counted 170 more moving through just ahead of the thund=
erstorm."=0A=0AI went again yesterday (Monday) and didn=E2=80=99t find any =
until I reached mm428, though it was quite overcast and had just rained bef=
ore I arrived. I tagged another seven before they petered out for the day. =
At 3 pm, Kim (Milkweed Meadows Farm, Henderson County) texted, =E2=80=9CJus=
t drove in my driveway a little while ago and saw a cloud of monarchs comin=
g out of the mistflowers planted alone gthe edge. I walked over and counted=
24 individuals there then saw several more on my way to the garden where I=
counted 20 additional ones in my zinnias. I=E2=80=99d say the monarch have=
definitely arrived in WNC!"=0A=0A=0ACheers,=0AHeather Rayburn=0AAsheville=
=0A=0AEmail: <rayburnh...> <mailto:<rayburnh...>=0AWebsite: Mo=
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pace; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D"">Hi All,<div class=3D""><br=
class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">Journey North reports large numbers of mo=
narchs migrating this year. Last Thursday, Kim Bailey forwarded a text from=
her friend, =E2=80=9CCounted 29 in 30 minutes last night at Cherry Cove (o=
verlook) mile marker 415.5 and heard today 100 at Caney Fork (overlook), mi=
le marker 428.=E2=80=9D</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div clas=
s=3D"">So I went up on Sunday and saw at least 30 on the aster across from =
the parking at mile marker 450 =E2=80=94 tagged seven before rain started. =
While I was up there, Kim texted, =E2=80=9CKeep your eyes out for another m=
onarch watcher named Theresa. Yesterday afternoon, she counted 71 monarchs =
at Pounding Mill (mm413.2) in her first 30 minutes there. During the next 2=
0 minutes, she counted 170 more moving through just ahead of the thundersto=
rm."</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">I went again=
yesterday (Monday) and didn=E2=80=99t find any until I reached mm428, thou=
gh it was quite overcast and had just rained before I arrived. I tagged ano=
ther seven before they petered out for the day. At 3 pm, Kim (Milkweed Mead=
ows Farm, Henderson County) texted, =E2=80=9CJust drove in my driveway a li=
ttle while ago and saw a cloud of monarchs coming out of the mistflowers pl=
anted alone gthe edge. I walked over and counted 24 individuals there then =
saw several more on my way to the garden where I counted 20 additional ones=
in my zinnias. I=E2=80=99d say the monarch have definitely arrived in WNC!=
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wline">Cheers,</div><div><div>Heather Rayburn</div><div>Asheville</div><div=
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