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Old 05-26-2018, 06:29 AM
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What the heck is going on, Thursday evening I saw my first Monarch Butterfly - in May - WTH????? On this side of the lake we don't normally see them unitl July, not May 24 weekend. Thursday in the latter part of the afternoon I also saw a Swallowtail, again generally not seen until mid summer time.
Old 05-26-2018, 07:32 AM
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Global warming Garett,
I just wanted to make your day son.
All the best!
Vince
p.s. Hope you're enjoying your springtime.
Getting Hot down in the great smoky mtns.
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
Global warming Garett,
I just wanted to make your day son.
All the best!
Vince
p.s. Hope you're enjoying your springtime.
Getting Hot down in the great smoky mtns.
ppssstt. Hot? Come down here you old fart And I’ll show you hot
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Can't be, there isn't such thing. Ask our dear leader, Cadet Bonespur.
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Mornin Bluff .I may be heading that way soon.
You boys have a great memorial day weekend,
God bless our troops.

All the best!
Vince
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Can't be, there isn't such thing. Ask our dear leader, Cadet Bonespur.
That's funny,funny like a dog dragging his ass on the carpet but funny none the less.
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It's no longer called global warming, it's now called climate change.
You guys need to keep up with the times, and catch up with the program.
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I don't know how early things warmed up in Garrett's neck of the woods, but our furnace was running as recently as 2 days ago. Yesterday, the high temperature was 92. Springtime is usually brief around here, but this is ridiculous!
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That' Awesome!!!!!!

Last year I raised well over 500 Monarchs, on pace for 1000 this year.

Looking into bees next!
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Spray if you advice on bees let me know. Just put up 16 gallons of honey
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National Geographic had an article saying that Monarchs have a good chance of going extinct, due to difficulty finding milkweed. So if in their death throes as a species you are seeing them at odd times it is not surprising.
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When I saw the junebugs swarming around my porch light in the last week of February, I checked my records.
Saw them in the third week of March years before, but never February.
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When I saw the junebugs swarming around my porch light in the last week of February, I checked my records.
Saw them in the third week of March years before, but never February.
We haven't had the mayfly hatch yet, doesn't look like it is going to happen in May so I guess we will call them June bugs. Been a cold spring so they are going to be delayed 2-3 weeks I bet. I really hate the nasty things, they get in to everything. Hoping for good south winds when they do hatch so they will get blown onto the Canadian side of the lake!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
That' Awesome!!!!!!

Last year I raised well over 500 Monarchs, on pace for 1000 this year.

Looking into bees next!
How do you raise butterflies? How do you breed rat snakes? How do you find anything as good as Bifen?
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Spray if you advice on bees let me know. Just put up 16 gallons of honey
I'd buy me some apple blossom honey if you have some to sell I would Mr. Stephen.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I don't know how early things warmed up in Garrett's neck of the woods, but our furnace was running as recently as 2 days ago. Yesterday, the high temperature was 92. Springtime is usually brief around here, but this is ridiculous!
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We haven't had the mayfly hatch yet, doesn't look like it is going to happen in May so I guess we will call them June bugs. Been a cold spring so they are going to be delayed 2-3 weeks I bet. I really hate the nasty things, they get in to everything. Hoping for good south winds when they do hatch so they will get blown onto the Canadian side of the lake!
Russ there is probably a 100 miles between us the way the crow flies and I would say anything but we've had a cold spring. This past week we've been mid to high 80's to low 90's. Crips the kids are already swimming in our local small lakes and Large ponds.


Saw another Monarch this evening. .....just not right.
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When I saw the junebugs swarming around my porch light in the last week of February, I checked my records.
Saw them in the third week of March years before, but never February.
Wow.....Texas and southern Ontario is a long way apart for two very unusable Mother Nature events waaaaaaaay ahead of schedule.
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I'd buy me some apple blossom honey if you have some to sell I would Mr. Stephen.
mine is all high top galberry and lemon
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Short story:
In the summer of 1977, I worked at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. I want to say that the park "opened" for the summer season about May 10th or so.
Early in the season, every morning crews would brush, blow, and vacuum up the dead mayflies that littered all horizontal surfaces. It was kind of gross, because there was typically about 1/4" depth of dead bugs on everything.
A few weeks on, that problem went away, only to be replaced by insanely bad swarms of mosquitoes at dusk and overnight.

What a joy... being on the waterfront.

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