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    Welcome Suzi.
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    Thanks for letting me know, Suzi.
    I will watch for them.

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    I saw my FIRST MONARCH of the 2019 season today.

    There are plenty of flowers for the adults, but the Milkweed plants are still quite small, but there are enough leaves for the adults to start laying eggs on. YIPPEEEE!

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    Migrating Monarchs
    Navigation in Modern Airplanes
    Some commercial airliners have computerized autopilot systems that can not only guide a plane from one country to another, but can also land. The computer is the size of a credit card.

    Navigation in Monarchs
    Using a brain the size of the head of a pin, the Monarch Butterfly migrates up to 1,800 miles from a small patch of forest in Mexico into Minnesota and further into Canada. The Monarch relies on the sun to help it navigate. It also has the ability to compensate for the movement of the sun across the sky with the change in the seasons. (Helpful if there is an early Spring or a late Spring cold snap.)

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    Saw my second Monarch today.
    They are finally here.

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    I've only seen one so far this year.
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    We've had a very cold, very late, Spring, so I think that is why the Monarchs are late getting here.
    Perhaps you've had cooler weather, also.
    The folks who did the Monarch count in Mexico say there was a larger number of over-wintering Monarchs this year. a good sign of a growing population.

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    Well at least that's good news. It's not very hot in general yet, even though we've had some hot days. And, it's been raining a whole lot in the last few weeks (not sure if that's relevant or not).
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    Thanks Vicki for all this great information on Monarchs and milkweed. I am going to see if I can plant some in my neck of the woods. Wonder if it will grow in Rainey Seattle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreativeK View Post
    Thanks Vicki for all this great information on Monarchs and milkweed. I am going to see if I can plant some in my neck of the woods. Wonder if it will grow in Rainey Seattle?
    There is a narrowleaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) that is native to Washington that you should have good luck growing, but it depends on the ecoregion in your particular neck of the woods.

    Try this link for some additional information:
    https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/m...eed-resources/

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    Magnificent cards received from Suzi.
    AWESOME assortment.
    Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

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    Lurking...but definitely interested!
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    Lurkers always welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moffday2
    Hi is it possible to join this or is it too late ? , is my 1st atc and let me know thank you

    It IS still possible to join this swap.
    Cards are due IN MY HANDS by July 5th, so you need to get your cards created, and mailed.
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    I am still in! I got two half done and hope to have the set in the mail to you by Thursday.
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