overwintering in Christchurch

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  • #44182

    Flutterby48
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    Is anybody aware of clusters this year in Bishopdale or Papanui? I know the Monarchs are definitely in Abberley park St Albans.

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    rachel.clarke
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    Thank you so much to Denise and JAcqui…
    New swan plants obtained, repotted, new enclosure built, 18 caterpillar successfully rehomed and intent on decimating new food source…. I feel much better!! So thanks again for your prompt reply… they had about two leaves left…!!

    #44273

    Jacqui
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    Shirls – please let us know what you find out. A separate post here in the forum (with Hamilton in the heading) and also reporting it in to http://www.mb.org.nz would be good.

    Rachel – contact Denise Marshall, she has some plants, good ones. Her contact details are in here somewhere, search under Christchurch.

    #44265

    rachel.clarke
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    Hi. I am in Casebrook and have successfully raised dozens. However I need help! A rogue monarch laid on the remnants of my swan plants, and I now have 18 or so caterpillars who are in need of a food source. Does anyone have swan plants and want to adopt some more caterpillars? I hate to think of them starving!

    #44238

    Shirls
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    Hi Jacqui

    On a similar note; has anyone reported an over-winter site for Hamilton?

    I think I might have found 1 – in Vardon Park. There were at least half a dozen monarchs flying around and the area has some good trees in it – as well as properties with a food source for the whole life cycle!

    I need to go back and have a closer look in all the trees to be sure.

    #44184

    Jacqui
    Moderator

    Hi there

    Sightings in different parts of the country, including Christchurch, have been reported in to http://www.mb.org.nz.

    If you can report your Abberley Park sighting in to that address (www.mb.org.nz), when you receive a receipt of your sighting you’ll see a link to “see your sighting here”. Then you use the back arrows to go through other sightings, or you can search on “Christchurch” etc.

    Cool eh?

    Jacqui

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