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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Aug 31, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Very sad news.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
- Alan Keightley
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 31, 2015 12:27 PM CST
I read another article; can't remember if I posted it here. But the illegal logging was really limited to one village out of thirty-some, I believe. They're not sure if it's the villagers or loggers coming in from elsewhere doing it. But if it's only one village that's having a problem, it sounds like they can do something about that. Monarch Watch is still predicting a larger migration than last year.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 31, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Sad Sad Sad Sad Thumbs down
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 31, 2015 4:50 PM CST
I agree
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Sep 1, 2015 5:40 AM CST
Just from what I have seen here in my neck of the woods, the numbers are definitely up this year. I have seen way more Monarchs this summer and still seeing them everywhere.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
- Alan Keightley
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Sep 1, 2015 6:05 AM CST
I don't expect to see as many in September this month as I have been ,
2 or 3 a day since mid July ,I have seen and been showing ,year before last
about 7 and no cats at all was all I saw ,
If a good Migration population comes through here ,I will have seen nearly a thousand ,
Might make half that 25 million of their about usual numbers ,
Still their only secure if places made for them to populate and hibernate are secure , I have been watching since 1980's , the Habitat discussion ,
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 11, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Hi everyone! I told you I would mark my calendars and remind you that on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8 pm EST, you need to tune in to Nat Geo Wild for their show "Destination Wild". This episode's description is as follows: “Disney Nature: Wings of Life” Premieres Sunday, September 13 at 8 p.m. EST Meryl Streep narrated this 90-minute special about winged creatures. “Wings of Life” gives an intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. A third of the world’s food supply depends on them, and they are increasingly threatened."

Bird, butterflies, bees, and Meryl Streep! This is a 90 minute special so adjust the rest of your life as needed. I'll be posting this in all the monthly and ongoing threads because we all need to watch this! Feel free to tell other forums, too!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
Sep 12, 2015 4:37 AM CST

FINALLY!!!
http://www.usnews.com/news/sci...
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 12, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Yes! I agree .... blocking the use of that pesticide is LONG overdue! I hope the bees can recover and make a comeback!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 13, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Some news about Monarchs and the future EPA study of Roundup: http://www.csmonitor.com/Scien...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 13, 2015 5:51 PM CST
5 years!!!!!!!!!!! Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Why can't they stop RoundUp NOW & then take 5 years to study & if RoundUp is found to be justified THEN they can allow it back. I mean DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Sep 13, 2015 5:53 PM CST
I agree
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 13, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Yeah, let's kill all the Monarchs off and then say, "Oops!" like they do after the oil spills out in the Gulf.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 13, 2015 7:37 PM CST
Yeah, I like that the article had the part where the person was saying how unnecessary that was. Like we don't know now what kind of impact it's having on the Monarchs (and other friends)?
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crittergarden
Sep 16, 2015 9:13 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:5 years!!!!!!!!!!! Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Why can't they stop RoundUp NOW & then take 5 years to study & if RoundUp is found to be justified THEN they can allow it back. I mean DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry


Business interests come before people's interests and so many people don't even consider the environment important at all. Grumbling
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarde...
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Sep 18, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Reading here i was taking the mood that doing business is not always what it is about , One thing that comes to mind is this , for some of us that have been around a while , remembering all the ditches and roadside drainage areas that use to have been , You could drive through any city , along any road , and their would be wildflowers and plants for forage ,
Because of mosquitoes , and people , when roads are built , houses are built , most places now are flat , from road to door , one small example that has a huge impact on wildlife ,
That four or five feet that is not there any longer across this entire country, sprayed for at least 4 decades , has had to have impact ,
One of those little things .
Every time a new or old gardener , sets in a butterfly garden , it is a good , But in the view I just expressed , it is like gas a station on millions of miles of road , it helps , but it is not a solve ,
However ,if the weigh stations for the critters last ,it is and will have an impact ,

you know , proof reading this about so brief a thought, about such a small thing , makes me sound really long winded , Blinking Hilarious!
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
Sep 19, 2015 9:34 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarde...
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener
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jimard8
Sep 19, 2015 8:24 PM CST
Realizing I stray this thread some , however it is what the news is about when here ,
Then again when they or we all quit doing the Corner lot Victorian Pole Gardens , Because the Butterflies and bees had all those forage places mentioned previously .
the thing about being a Naturalist of no recognition , no degree ,
Truth is still the same after awhile , as having watched many go to extinction ,,(supposing from there is where the phrase? "I am not a happy camper " came from , ..?
The naturalist watching the last of their favorite go extinct ?)
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 19, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Jim, you don't just have to post news here. The idea was that we could talk about it in this thread, too. I appreciate your musings.
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 24, 2015 10:47 PM CST
Scientists photograph the male Mustached Kingfisher for the first time - and he's gorgeous! Check it out: http://www.slate.com/blogs/wil...

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