• Monarch counts Jan. 10-11: Pacific Grove down

    Erica Krygsman (Monarch Alert Field Coordinator for Monterey County) and Carly Voight (Xerces Society Butterfly Conservation Specialist) conducted this week’s Monterey County counts on Jan. 10 and 11. The average number of monarchs counted at the Pacific Grove Sanctuary was 10,270, a decrease from last week’s count. The number of monarchs counted at Andrew Molera State Park increased to 4,814 and at the private property site in Big Sur the number was similar at 6,488. Temperatures were cool to mild both days and winds were calm; there was flying and sunning activity at some sites.



    Pacific Grove Sanctuary 10,270

    George Washington Park 42

    Point Lobos Reserve 216

    Palo Colorado 0

    Andrew Molera State Park 4,814

    Sycamore Canyon 0

    Private Property, Big Sur 6,488

    Prewitt Creek 0

    Plaskett Creek 1,143


    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 13, 2012

    Topics: Butterflies, Front PG News, Green


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