Monarch Butterfly Migration Update: March 25, 1997There's lots of news to report this week. First, here are the most recent sightings for your map:
Where in the World?
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Answers from the Expert
Monarch Migration Progressing Through Texas
"Already reports are coming in from a number of places in Texas. Some coastal areas report heavy monarch activity, especially around Corpus Christi. Most of these are in very worn and tattered condition indicating that they have flown from Central Mexico. The Central Prairies near Austin have many monarch females searching for milkweeds over last weekend. An egg count had revealed that many had laid eggs on the Prairie Milkweed. Remember, spring monarchs are much less concentrated than fall monarchs. A good spring count is no more than few per day."
Driving North with the Monarchs
"After spending several days in South Texas in the San Antonio area (where I saw many monarchs) I drove back to Dallas today (March 22nd) and thought I'd keep a record of how far north the Monarchs had progressed.
Monarchs were still quite common throughout the Austin area but became more and more scarce as I progressed northward. I saw the last one in the town of Troy, Texas, about 15 miles north of Temple, Texas. For those of you without a map handy, this is about the
"mid-way" point of the state. Normally I see them in Dallas around the 20th-22nd, so they seem to be running a little behind this year, although pretty close to the norm. I'll let you know when they hit Big"
How to Report a Monarch:
Symbolic Migration Update
Finally, here are Fernando Romero's latest reports. We don't read Spanish at the Journey North office, we believe these are also his last report of the season today. Enjoy!
The Next Monarch Butterfly Migration Update Will be Posted on April 1, 1997.