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Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Original post made on Sep 15, 2013

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed up today on our milkweed!" Anne said in her email. "(S)he's been here all afternoon. I'm totally thrilled. We haven't had any monarchs for years."

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Posted by Jobe
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2013 at 11:31 am

I used to see these all the time when I lived in Portola Valley 10 years ago. Have they really disappeared since then?


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Posted by member
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I have watched for Monarchs in Woodside for 13 years without seeing one. They are up on the hill off of Skyline, but so far never down lower. This gives me hope that all the milkweed (fascicularis and curassavica) that I have planted will eventually lead to some Monarchs in Woodside too.


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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

When we were kids, growing up in the West Menlo Park foothills in the 1940s, there were thousands of Monarchs. We used to bring them to school for Show-And-Tell time. Then, over the years, they began to disappear. Thanks to Anne for sharing the great photo and happy news.
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