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  • in reply to: WHAT WILL IT BE? CONTEST #57820

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    I would love to win this book so I can show this book to all the schools I teach around the country. Looks amazing can’t wait to read it!

    in reply to: Where to get swan plants in Canterbury #51690

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    Hi, They have larger plants in Mitre10 Papanui. I also saw last week larger plants at Orderings in Philpots road. They had loads of silky mix swan plants too 6 packs that can be re potted and put to one side for the plants to flourish and get bigger before letting the monarchs lay eggs.

    in reply to: Anyone in Christchurch want some caterpillars? #51386

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    Hello Chole,

    Yes Please I can take them off you as Ive only got loads and loads of eggs, and tiny caterpillars. I need medium size caterpillars as Ive got many schools to visit in the next week and would prefer bigger caterpillars as I gift these caterpillars to the classes along with the donated plants for them to take care off and study. Please give me a text 0276 452 362 I live in Papanui thanks Maria

    in reply to: Future Swan Plants #49144

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    Hello there Gazza,

    Im extremely keen as Ive got about 200 plants but they are so small just a few leaves only!! Where pick up is? I want to give them to schools with some caterpillars on as Ive got heaps of cats at the moment. Please let me know when they are ready for selling. Maria 0276 452361

    in reply to: Decline of Monarchs on New Zealand #49049

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    Thanks Jacqui – phew!! I read so much about the decline in USA with pesticides and development and of cause illegal logging in Mexico. Thankfully there is massive awareness now and people are fighting back to protect the Monarchs.

    in reply to: Tachinid flies #48718

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    Hi is this still the case in NZ no reports? This makes my skin crawl reading about the flies, seen a couple of videos of them breaking the Cat in half and eggs falling out the Cat body – horrible.

    in reply to: Winter in Christchurch, 2016 #48444

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    Hi I counted about 100 at St James Park in Papanui CHCH. As I released my first tagged Monarch there last week 21st June. Strange maybe because we are experiencing such a mild winter so far. I wonder where they have all gone, Im so thankful I got to witness 1000’s in the trees in April this year, was amazing. I thought that they would be there all winter.

    in reply to: Christchurch Mid Summer Butterfly event ??? #48443

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    Sure Richard I help, Im away in Fiji the last two weeks of July though. What are you thinking? I have messaged you before on FB so contact me on that for more details. Maria Romero

    in reply to: Come and see the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES, 3D Movie #48318

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    Could this include school in Christchurch too? As I can email around the schools.

    in reply to: Where are butterflies overwintering in chch? #48247

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    Hi Caitlin, I had great success in St James park in Papanui about a month ago I saw thousands it was magical. I went back last week and saw a handful here and there spread around the park. Im definitely going to keep going back keep an eye on them this winter. I have heard Woodham Park is plentiful right now. I have shared these two CCC links on my FB page which has been very popular which gives you more overwintering sites.
    http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/608
    http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/files/MonarchButterflies-environmentecology.pdf

    Let us know if you seen more of them. With the weather getting much colder they are more difficult to see as they don’t fly as much, as Monarchs are solar powered, you think they are bunch of leaves – until you have a much closer look. Also best to go on warm sunny days when they fly around for nectar.

    in reply to: Poisonous? #48229

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    Hi there, is it the whole of the plant that is poisonous ie the green leaves or just the seed pod at the top. Thanks

    in reply to: Why butterflies die in chrysalis'? #48184

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    I too have brought in some chrysalis from outside. They too – dried out went black without a Monarch emerging. Very strange as they were in the sunshine, but must of had a disease. I have heaps of caterpillars turn into chrysalis today in my greenhouse and I have made a note of the date so I can track if they emerge into Monarch as its so late in the season in Christchurch. This is interesting for me to research this year. – luckily all my bountiful plants and caterpillars are warm in the greenhouse. Once they hatch I will drive them to my local overwintering park down the road.

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