hundreds of monarchs

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    joe
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    I have masses of monarchs on the trees in my garden more and more each day can anyone tell me what they are upto and how long they will stay?

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  • #52847

    rob cooper
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    that would be so cool to se them you enjoy

    #52844

    Anonymous
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    I must go and have a look 🙂

    #52841

    joe
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    the property is named Newbery Lodge and is in chch

    #52840

    joe
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    Hi most of them are in an Elm with a few on the maples and rhododendrons There are a few massive gums on the property but I havn’t spotted any on those yet. I did a bit of research and they arrive here every year about now.

    #52837

    Jacqui
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    Hello Joe

    How wonderful!

    It would be great if you could (also) log the information in to http://www.mb.org.nz so they can be counted.

    Yes, Caryl is right. The monarchs overwinter on podocarps but possibly it’s a bit too early to see them massing for overwintering. It could well be that they are nectaring on the trees in your garden.

    It would be helpful to know where you are located – but when you report that info. in to http://www.mb.org.nz we will will understand better what is happening.

    Cheers

    Jacqui

    #52835

    Caryl
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    Hi Joe,Lucky you. Are there particular trees or vines they are on? Are they seeking and finding nectar? Do you have gum trees? Gums are frequently winter over sites for the last generation of monarchs that live until spring, mate and die within 4-6 weeks. If you are in the south it could be the beginning of this. They hang in trees and emerge when sunny to feed on nectar. Where are you? Caryl (Wellington)

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