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Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 12:57:39 -0400
From: \J. Merrill Lynch\ (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Re: Monarch migration on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Heather et al, I counted 804 this morning from 10:20-11:50 at my property =
located in northern Watauga County. They are definitely on the move now!=0A=
=0AMerrill Lynch=0AEcho Valley Farm=0AWatauga County, NC=0ASent from my iPh=
one=0A=0A> On Oct 1, 2019, at 12:18 PM, Heather Rayburn (via carolinaleps M=
ailing List) <carolinaleps...> wrote:=0A>=20=0A> Hi All,=0A>=20=0A> J=
ourney North reports large numbers of monarchs migrating this year. Last Th=
ursday, Kim Bailey forwarded a text from her friend, =E2=80=9CCounted 29 in=
30 minutes last night at Cherry Cove (overlook) mile marker 415.5 and hear=
d today 100 at Caney Fork (overlook), mile marker 428.=E2=80=9D=0A>=20=0A> =
So I went up on Sunday and saw at least 30 on the aster across from the par=
king 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 monarch =
watcher named Theresa. Yesterday afternoon, she counted 71 monarchs at Poun=
ding Mill (mm413.2) in her first 30 minutes there. During the next 20 minut=
es, she counted 170 more moving through just ahead of the thunderstorm."=0A=
>=20=0A> I went again yesterday (Monday) and didn=E2=80=99t find any until =
I reached mm428, though it was quite overcast and had just rained before I =
arrived. I tagged another seven before they petered out for the day. At 3 p=
m, Kim (Milkweed Meadows Farm, Henderson County) texted, =E2=80=9CJust drov=
e in my driveway a little while ago and saw a cloud of monarchs coming out =
of the mistflowers planted alone gthe edge. I walked over and counted 24 in=
dividuals there then saw several more on my way to the garden where I count=
ed 20 additional ones in my zinnias. I=E2=80=99d say the monarch have defin=
itely arrived in WNC!"=0A>=20=0A>=20=0A> Cheers,=0A> Heather Rayburn=0A> As=
heville=0A>=20=0A> Email: <rayburnh...>=0A> Website: MonarchLover.org=
=0A> Instagram: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttps-3A__www.=
instagram.com_monarchlover.orgheather_&d=3DDwIFaQ&c=3DimBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsi=
EgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=3DAW6ynNwqMRYOC5_V-OXupeOzu1c7t6wxY89gEYYgxa4&m=3D=
DlgmGZc3keSip3HHLB6Ixu1KzFq0B8ss11HT6hZxWaI&s=3DEAejfDP1sQ6AEZBS8XG82K7ffYb=
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<html><head><meta http-equiv=3D"content-type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3D=
utf-8"></head><body dir=3D"auto">Heather et al, &nbsp;I counted 804 this mor=
ning from 10:20-11:50 at my property located in northern Watauga County. The=
y are definitely on the move now!<br><br><div id=3D"AppleMailSignature" dir=3D=
"ltr"><div>Merrill Lynch</div><div>Echo Valley Farm</div><div>Watauga County=
, NC</div>Sent from my iPhone</div><div dir=3D"ltr"><br>On Oct 1, 2019, at 1=
2:18 PM, Heather Rayburn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) &lt;<a href=3D"mail=
to:<carolinaleps...>"><carolinaleps...></a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div>=
<blockquote type=3D"cite"><div dir=3D"ltr"><meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type"=
content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dutf-8">Hi All,<div class=3D""><br class=3D"=
"></div><div class=3D"">Journey North reports large numbers of monarchs migr=
ating 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=
marker 415.5 and heard today 100 at Caney Fork (overlook), mile marker 428.=
=E2=80=9D</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">So I wen=
t up on Sunday and saw at least 30 on the aster across from the parking at m=
ile marker 450 =E2=80=94 tagged seven before rain started. While I was up th=
ere, Kim texted, =E2=80=9CKeep your eyes out for another monarch watcher nam=
ed Theresa. Yesterday afternoon, she counted 71 monarchs at Pounding Mill (m=
m413.2) in her first 30 minutes there. During the next 20 minutes, she count=
ed 170 more moving through just ahead of the thunderstorm."</div><div class=3D=
""><br class=3D""></div><div class=3D"">I went again yesterday (Monday) and d=
idn=E2=80=99t find any until I reached mm428, though it was quite overcast a=
nd had just rained before I arrived. I tagged another seven before they pete=
red out for the day. At 3 pm, Kim (Milkweed Meadows Farm, Henderson County) t=
exted, =E2=80=9CJust drove in my driveway a little while ago and saw a cloud=
of monarchs coming out of the mistflowers planted alone gthe edge. I walked=
over and counted 24 individuals there then saw several more on my way to th=
e garden where I counted 20 additional ones in my zinnias. I=E2=80=99d say t=
he monarch have definitely arrived in WNC!"</div><div class=3D""><br class=3D=
""></div><div class=3D""><div class=3D"">
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one; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;=
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ly: Georgia; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;=
font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; text-align: start; text-indent=
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gb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-align: start;=
text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0=
px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-=
word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><=
div dir=3D"auto" style=3D"caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); le=
tter-spacing: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: n=
one; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;=
text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; lin=
e-break: after-white-space;" class=3D""><div dir=3D"auto" style=3D"caret-col=
or: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); letter-spacing: normal; text-align: s=
tart; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spac=
ing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: b=
reak-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; line-break: after-white-space;" class=3D=
""><div><br class=3D"Apple-interchange-newline">Cheers,</div><div><div>Heath=
er Rayburn</div><div>Asheville</div><div><br class=3D""></div><div><b class=3D=
"">Email:</b>&nbsp;<a href=3D"mailto:<rayburnh...>" class=3D"">rayburn=
<h...></a></div><div><b class=3D"">Website:</b>&nbsp;<a href=3D"https:=
//urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=3Dhttp-3A__monarchlover.org_&amp;d=3DDw=
MFaQ&amp;c=3DimBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&amp;r=3DAW6ynNwqMRY=
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