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Monarch butterfly
Karen Richardson

Monarch Butterflies

June 18, 2015
As migration winds down, the milkweed patch is the place to be. Egg-laying females are looking for milkweed, and males are looking for females.

   

Generation calendar

Monarch Butterflies

June 11, 2015
Spring migration is almost complete. The population has now expanded from 3 acres of winter habitat in Mexico into 1 billion acres of breeding habitat in the US and Canada. How many generations will the monarchs produce this summer where you live?

Monarch butterfly
Amy Evoniuk

Monarch Butterflies

June 4, 2015
The grandchildren of the monarchs from Mexico are developing now. How many generations will this summer yield?

Hummingbird
Gert Trudel

Hummingbirds

June 3, 2015
Our hummingbirds have come to the end of their migration trails. Whether you see your first hummingbird, or notice nectaring or other behaviors, please report. Maps will be up through the summer.

Butterfly
Debra Templin

Sunlight and the Seasons
June opens the doorway to a whole new world to explore. What are you observing as the days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere? 

Monarch caterpillar
Donna Lorello

Monarch Butterflies

May 28, 2015
Fresh, new butterflies — children of the monarchs from Mexico — surged northward last week. The number of eggs reported brings a hopeful start to the summer breeding season.

Gray whales
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
Gray whales

May 20, 2015
The mother-and-baby migration continues northward, breaking records along the way!

Hummingbird
Sonja Johnston

Hummingbirds

May 20, 2015
East meets west as Ruby-throat and Rufous migrations intersect in Alberta, Canada this week. Watch the maps to see what happens next.

Cranes
Doug Pellerin

Whooping Cranes

May 17, 2015
The Class of 2014 had a sweet end to their unusual migration when the last two "wanderers" were relocated from Ohio for release in Wisconsin!

 
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