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Old 07-27-2018, 05:18 PM   #16
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Isn't it the HB's that migrate to Mexico annually or am I thinking about the Monarch butterflies ?
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Greg, it's the monarch that migrate to Mexico; my guy saw it one year
when he was in Texas. He said it was an awesome sight, there were
ten's of thousands of them in the sky.

We planted Milk weed years ago and use to have so many visit our
yard. I was like Song of the South. Sadly, year after year we are
getting less and less Monarch's
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:33 PM   #18
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Yep, the beautiful Monarchs are falling prey to huge ground clearing and all the "cides" being used today. We raised one on our mantle last year from a cocoon and I let it go. Hope it made it.
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Mike, we want those humming birds...We just a couple in September
when they're passing through on their way to South America, if that's
the direction they are headed.

All summer long they ignore us.

We plant all kinds of red flowers to attract them too...oh well...
Some years we have more than others. One year a couple years back we only had one. He was the only one we saw and we named him 'Bob'. Wife would say 'Have you seen Bob today?', lol.
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Isn't it the HB's that migrate to Mexico annually or am I thinking about the Monarch butterflies ?
From Hummingbird Central site:

Hummingbird Migration. Many hummingbirds spend the winter in Central America or Mexico, and migrate north to their breeding grounds in the southern U.S. and western states as early as February, and to areas further north later in the spring. The first arrivals in spring are usually males.
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Can anyone imagine the amount of wing strokes from a HB, it would take to go from the top of the US...to South America or Mexico ? Makes me tired just thinking about it. Bet there are a lot of them that don't live to make the trip.
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Greg, the head guy takes the milk weed leaves that are laden with eggs
and puts them in a glass butterfly house ( he closed off the exit) and
watches them progress into beautiful butterflies...
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Since we have talked about squirrels here, I though y'all might like this little video. LOL Judy and I thought the background music should be "I Feel Good" by James Brown. lol

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Thanks Eplumber...

Mike, we want those humming birds...We just a couple in September
when they're passing through on their way to South America, if that's
the direction they are headed.

All summer long they ignore us.

We plant all kinds of red flowers to attract them too...oh well...
We have had many more this year than in years past. This is the first year with the perches on the feeders. I'm convinced they prefer sitting and eating instead of flapping their wings non stop.
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