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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:14:32 -0400
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Falls Lake monarchs

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Oct 7 after a nice long cold front over the weekend finally got some good
numbers of monarchs along the nectar super highway in Durham/Granville
counties. Tagged 123 mostly on Eastern Baccharis, just a few were on
aster, goldenrod and bidens. Glad I brought the new converted pool skimmer
triple extension net, it helped with the high Baccharis blooms.
Inadvertently caught a few doubles, triples and quadruples as they were
clustering a lot. A few times I just hand picked them off and there was
always new monarchs coming in to take their place. I didn't carry my scale
but some had such skinny abdomens that I was able to hand place them back
on the nectar and they just stayed. Saw one monarch dead in a Neoscona
crucifera web, watched one get picked out of the air by a European Hornet
and killed, and saw two other dead unknown, none that perished were tagged.

7 Cloudless Sulphur
5 Sleepy Orange
7 Little Yellow

1 Gray Hairstreak
4 E tailed-blue

2 American lady
2 Red Admiral
35 Common Buckeye
8 Variegated Fritillary
10 Pearl Crescent
1 Viceroy
300 Monarch

5 Clouded Skipper
8 Fiery Skipper
3 Sachem
3 Ocola Skipper

In early Oct along with single monarchs had single gulf fritillary,
long-tailed skipper and clouded Sulphur to above list.



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Brian Bockhahn
<birdranger248...>

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Oct 7 after a nice long cold front over the weekend f=
inally got some good numbers of monarchs along the nectar super highway in =
Durham/Granville counties.=C2=A0 Tagged 123 mostly on Eastern Baccharis, ju=
st a few were on aster, goldenrod and bidens.=C2=A0 Glad I brought the new =
converted pool skimmer triple extension net, it helped with the high Baccha=
ris blooms.=C2=A0 Inadvertently caught a few doubles, triples and quadruple=
s as they were clustering a lot.=C2=A0 A few times I just hand picked them =
off and there was always new monarchs coming in to take their place.=C2=A0 =
I didn&#39;t carry my scale but some had such skinny abdomens that I was ab=
le to hand place them back on the nectar and they just stayed.=C2=A0 Saw on=
e monarch dead in a Neoscona crucifera web, watched one get picked out of t=
he air by a European Hornet and killed, and saw two other dead unknown, non=
e that perished were tagged.</div><div><br></div><div>7 Cloudless Sulphur</=
div><div>5 Sleepy Orange</div><div>7 Little Yellow</div><div><br></div><div=
>1 Gray Hairstreak</div><div>4 E tailed-blue</div><div><br></div><div>2 Ame=
rican lady</div><div>2 Red Admiral</div><div>35 Common Buckeye</div><div>8 =
Variegated Fritillary</div><div>10 Pearl Crescent</div><div>1 Viceroy</div>=
<div>300 Monarch</div><div><br></div><div>5 Clouded Skipper</div><div>8 Fie=
ry Skipper</div><div>3 Sachem</div><div>3 Ocola Skipper</div><div><br></div=
><div>In early Oct along with single monarchs had single gulf fritillary, l=
ong-tailed skipper and clouded Sulphur to above list.</div><div><br></div><=
div><br clear=3D"all"></div><br>-- <br><div class=3D"gmail_signature" dir=
=3D"ltr" data-smartmail=3D"gmail_signature"><div>Brian Bockhahn</div>
<div><a href=3D"mailto:<birdranger248...>" target=3D"_blank">birdrange=
<r248...></a></div>
<div>=C2=A0</div></div></div>

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