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Monarch Butterflies In My Backyard?

Original post made by jrm, Vista Grande Elementary School, on Jun 12, 2011

Okay, a shout out to the more astute naturalists around town, I think I have seen a few Monarchs fluttering around my backyard in the last few days...anyone else? I would like to hear more about their journey, if I am right they hatch in Mexico and fly all the way up here but I would like to learn more. What the heck do they eat to provide nutrition and energy for such a long trip and is there anything I can so to attract more to my backyard?
Thanks to those in the know...

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Dear Editor,

Please check with Mt Diablo State Park volunteers for information on Monarch and similarly marked "mariposa". Actual Monarchs avoid areas where they do not have protection from predators.

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