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Monarch Monitoring Project (MLMP)
Enjoy photos from Carolyn Smith's monarch monitoring station. She and a team of volunteers monitored a milkweed patch of about 100 plants weekly for eggs, 1st -5th instar larva, and chrysalids. To increase survival percentages, Carolyn collected 5th instar larva and provided food and shelter until they pupated. She then hung them on a line and documented those that eclosed. By the first week in October, activity had slowed in the milkweed patch but she observed up to 55 adult monarchs at a time gathering nectar for their journey south!
Monarchs in the Field
Monarch Monitoring Station
Yowell Park Pollinator Garden . October
Volunteers met at Yowell Meadow Park to weed pollinator garden, in much need of attention after all the rain,
on October 1, !
on October 1, !
More great photos from the 2018 Butterfly Count thanks to Bill Bynum, Dorothy Tepper, and Barry Buschow - go to the What's Happening Page for a whole collection by Patricia Temples - that page was so full we started a new one over here!
Our three butterfly events were a great success. We owe thanks to the owners of 18 participating Rappahannock County properties, 23 kids at the Kids’ Count, 31 attendees at the Butterfly Identification Workshop, and 52 counters that braved a very hot and humid day at the official Butterfly Count, along with the many ORMN volunteers. These participants created a great sense of camaraderie and fun at all the activities.
A great outreach day for ORMN On April 29, at Waterpenny Farm Plant Sale - always a great way to interact with the community and promote our mission